An R Introduction to Statistics

beta distribution

Bayesian Inference Using OpenBUGS

  In our previous statistics tutorials, we have treated population parameters as fixed values, and provided point estimates and confidence intervals for them. An alternative approach is the Bayesian statistics. It treats population parameters as random variables. Probability becomes a measure of our belief in possible outcomes. With new tools like OpenBUGS, tackling new problems requires building new models, instead of creating yet another R command.