CSI 991 Section 002

Contacts:

csutton@gmu.edu

jgentle@gmu.edu

The seminar will be conducted in the form a workshop. Participants are encouraged to put R on their own laptops, and to bring them to the seminars.

The main reference text is Bayesian Computation with R, second edition, by Jim Albert. We will work through the examples in the text, approximately one chapter per week, beginning with Chapter 2. The R scripts for the text and other information are available at the author's website.

There are a number of useful books on Bayesian statistics, and we may refer to them or have presentations based on them from time to time.

**September 3**#### Organization and plans.

#### Installation of R.

Packages in R. Which are most useful?- MASS
- graphics
- lattice
- maps
- Hmisc
- scatterplot3d
- rgl

#### Overview of Bayesian statistics.

**September 10**Begin working through the R examples in Albert, Chapters 1 and 2.

**September 17**