Rgbp: An R package for gaussian, poisson, and binomial random effects models with frequency coverage evaluations

Hyungsuk Tak, Joseph Kelly, Carl Morris

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Abstract

Rgbp is an R package that provides estimates and verifiable confidence intervals for random effects in two-level conjugate hierarchical models for overdispersed Gaussian, Poisson, and binomial data. Rgbp models aggregate data from k independent groups summarized by observed sufficient statistics for each random effect, such as sample means, possibly with covariates. Rgbp uses approximate Bayesian machinery with unique improper priors for the hyper-parameters, which leads to good repeated sampling coverage properties for random effects. A special feature of Rgbp is an option that generates synthetic data sets to check whether the interval estimates for random effects actually meet the nominal confidence levels. Additionally, Rgbp provides inference statistics for the hyper-parameters, e.g., regression coefficients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Statistical Software
Volume78
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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