Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bayesian Inference, Step 2: Running Bayesian Inference with Your Data

If you've had the opportunity to install R Studio and JAGS, and to download the associated programs needed to run Bayesian inference, it is a small step to actually getting your parameter estimates. Two of the programs from the BEST folder - BESTExample.R, and BEST1G.R - allow you to run independent-samples and one-sample t-tests, respectively. All that's required is changing the input in the "y1" and "y2" strings with your data, separate each observation with a comma, and then run the program. Other options can be changed, such as which value you are comparing against in the one-sample t-test, but everything else can essentially remain the same.

I realize it's been a while between posts, but right now I'm currently in the process of applying for jobs; this should start to pick up again in mid-October once the deadlines pass, but in the meantime, wish me luck!

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