|Author||: M. Antónia Amaral Turkman|
|Publisher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Rating||: 4/5 (10 Downloads)|
Download or read book Computational Bayesian Statistics written by M. Antónia Amaral Turkman and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meaningful use of advanced Bayesian methods requires a good understanding of the fundamentals. This engaging book explains the ideas that underpin the construction and analysis of Bayesian models, with particular focus on computational methods and schemes. The unique features of the text are the extensive discussion of available software packages combined with a brief but complete and mathematically rigorous introduction to Bayesian inference. The text introduces Monte Carlo methods, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and Bayesian software, with additional material on model validation and comparison, transdimensional MCMC, and conditionally Gaussian models. The inclusion of problems makes the book suitable as a textbook for a first graduate-level course in Bayesian computation with a focus on Monte Carlo methods. The extensive discussion of Bayesian software - R/R-INLA, OpenBUGS, JAGS, STAN, and BayesX - makes it useful also for researchers and graduate students from beyond statistics.