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Software for MCMC

If you’ve decided to join the increasing number of people using MCMC methods to conduct Bayesian inference, then one important decision is which software to use. This decision will be influenced by your programming language of choice, see Figure below. If you use Matlab, then really your best choice at the moment is JAGS. You use it […]

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5 min videos as grant applications?

This month, there was a suggestion that grant funding should be achieved by a 5 minute video pitch.  Here is their (closed-access) paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tibs.2014.01.004 But it’s nice to see that they walk the talk and have made a video summarising their paper. Although, nobody uses the world multimedia any more (data from Google Ngram viewer) Their key […]

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