International Summer School: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics 15.-19. Sept 2014, Bergen, Norway

Since a few years, various subsamples of Jörn Pagel, Joseph Chipperfield, Björn Reineking and I have been teaching an introductory summer school in Bayesian statistics. In previous years, we were in Bayreuth 2011 Bayreuth 2012, Göttingen 2013 and Freiburg 2013. This year, we will be in a beautiful field station close to Bergen, Norway. The…

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Setting up OpenBugs and R

NOTE: these instructions are outdated, an update has been posted here. WinBugs and its open source counterpart OpenBugs are the most commonly used software packages for evaluating the posterior distribution of a Bayesian model by means of a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm (see e.g. my previous post for more details on MCMC algorithms). WinBugs…

Summer School in Bayreuth 2nd -5th of August 2011: An Introduction to Bayesian Modeling for Ecologists

Motivation Statistical modeling with Bayesian methods has become increasingly popular in ecology, but the techniques required for doing so are not part of the standard curriculum in most Universities. Our aim for this course is to give a simple and practical introduction to Bayesian modeling for graduate students and early-stage researchers in ecology. Organizers: Björn…