Print out of conditional distributions?

  • Patrick Mineault

    Since JAGS can sample from the conditional distributions of stochastic nodes,
    it must have inference rules to determine these conditional distributions
    (including conjugacy rules and so forth) as well as a means to store that
    information in a structured manner.

    I was wondering if it was possible (perhaps through some undocumented
    developer feature) to print out this information. This would be useful if one
    wants to try out a model in JAGS and then code an equivalent Gibbs sampler in
    C, or as a means to double check one's mathematical derivation of a particular
    conditional distribution in some complex hierarchical model. The
    list.samplers() rjags function currently gives very basic information about
    the conditional distributions of variables ("ConjugateNormal" etc.).

  • Martyn Plummer

    Martyn Plummer - 2011-07-18

    No. I'm sorry but there is no more detailed information on the functional form
    of conditional distributions available in JAGS.


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