Spatial Analysis Tools - WinBUGS
These materials have been prepared as part of the R25 Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Grant
(PI: Stephen A. Matthews, Penn State) funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Award Number: 5R25 HD057002-02.
If you have suggestions to include on this site please send them to Stephen Matthews.
The BUGS (Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling) project is concerned with flexible software for the Bayesian analysis of complex statistical models using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. The BUGS website is found at
The latest version is WinBUGS1.4.1.
For additional information on WinBUGS, see
The preferred reference for citing WinBUGS in scientific papers is:
Lunn, D.J., Thomas, A., Best, N., and Spiegelhalter, D. (2000)
GeoBugs is an add-on to WinBUGS that fits spatial models and produces a range of maps as output.
For more information on GeoBUGS, see
Some Books on Bayesian Statistics
Congdon, P. Bayesian Statistical Modelling. Wiley series in probability and statistics. Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
Congdon, P. Bayesian Models for Categorical Data. Wiley series in probability and statistics. Chichester: Wiley, 2005.
Congdon, P. Applied Bayesian Modelling. Wiley series in probability and statistics. Chichester, West Sussex, England: Wiley, 2003.
Ibrahim, Joseph G., Minghui Chen, and Debajyoti Sinha. Bayesian Survival Analysis. New York: Springer, 2005.
Lawson, Andrew B, William J. Browne, and Carmen L. Vidal Rodeiro. 2003. Disease Mapping With WinBUGS and MLwiN, West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470856041.html
Ntzoufras, Ioannis. Bayesian Modeling Using WinBUGS. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2009.
For more books on Bayesian inference, please see
Freisthler, Bridget, and Robert Weiss. "Using Bayesian Space-Time Models to Understand the Substance Use Environment and Risk for Being Referred to Child Protective Services. "Substance Use & Misuse. 43. 2 (2008): 239-251.
Tzala, Evangelia, and Nicky Best. "Bayesian Latent Variable Modelling of Multivariate Spatio-Temporal Variation in Cancer Mortality." Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 17. 1 (2008): 97-118.
Courses in WinBugs
For a listing of courses, please visit:http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/bugs/weblinks/webresource.shtml#otherteaching