This two-day course, which is being held in Kelowna, BC, from the 20th to 21st of November 2014, introduces users to Bayesian analysis using JAGS and R. JAGS is a free open source program to describe and fit Bayesian models using the BUGS language. The course is suitable for anyone with basic R skills and experience with linear regression and ANOVA.
The course will be taught by Dr. Joseph Thorley, R.P.Bio. of Poisson Consulting Ltd.. Joe Thorley is a professional fish population biologist with over 6 years extensive BUGS programming experience.
- Bayesian basics including priors, MCMC samples and posteriors
- Linear model definitions in the BUGS language
- Data conversion with the
- Modelling with the
- Convergence testing with the
- Generalised linear model definitions in the BUGS language
- Modelling and predictive plotting with the
- Hierarchical model definitions in the BUGS language
- Model and variable selection using Bayesian informativeness and significance
Course Dates and Times
The course will run from 8:30 to 17:00 on November 20 and 21 2014.
The course will be held at the Royal Anne Hotel in downtown Kelowna.
The Royal Anne has offered a special room rate of $89/day including free continental breakfast and wifi for participants.
The course cost is $525 (inclusive of GST).
A laptop, experience with linear regression and ANOVA and basic R skills such as those provided by the preceeding Introductory R course.
To register contact Robyn Irvine with the following information:
- Contact phone number:
- Course: Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
Robyn Irvine’s contact details:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 1 250 551 7474
The course is limited to 10 participants and your place is not secured until we receive full payment.
A course package including software installation instructions will be issued two months prior to the course.
Joe Thorley (and Robyn Irvine) will be also be teaching a two day Introductory R course from 18-19 November in the Royal Anne Hotel, Kelowna.