Ron Sandland recently wrote about the new phenomenon of 'big data' - weighing up the benefits and concerns. Terry Speed reflected on the same issue in a talk earlier this year inGothenburg, Sweeden noting that this is nothing new to statisticians. So what's all the fuss about? Here's another take on the 'big data' bandwagon.
Bayesian Statistical Methods in Ecotoxicology, May 15, 2011
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or 7 if you've not already installed OpenBUGS;
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Items 11 and 12 arerequired but they are best installed using the Packages->Install package(s) menu in the R graphical interface. Note, that this method requires that you have already installed R and that you have an internet connection (see page 67 of the Course Notes). For those who do not have a graphical interface (eg. Linux users) you will have to use R commands such as install.packages("coda") and
install.packages("fitdistrplus"). After installing, load the packages using the commands
library(coda) and library(fitdistrplus) or
require(coda) and require(fitdistrplus).
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