Category: Tips, tricks and notes

Latent variable regression – an idea

This post arose because of a discussion with some colleagues about the measurement of utility and health-related quality of life in cancer. It covers latent variable regression and an attempt to use it to describe the relationship between a common

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Pooling data that are reported inconsistently

Meta-analysis relies on the pooling of data from across studies. This can be a pain because study reports are not usually written with the intention of having their results pooled with other studies. Reports of meta-analyses are sometimes even worse

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Running OpenBUGS through R

This is just a quick note on using OpenBUGS in R. This is particularly handy if you need to run a series of models on a data set, or if you need to manipulate the output of Bayesian analyses in

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Some software options for Bayesian statistics on 64-bit Linux

So, you’ve been living the dream that is 64-bit Linux ownership, but you want to do Bayesian stats using the BUGS language. We’ve all been there…Okay, this is kind of niche, but here are some notes on what you can

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Gnuplot: Some basics

The world is replete with amazing programmes that make life for numpties like me much easier. Graphing tools are something I particularly like. As someone who has to work on a range of different operating systems, cross-platform graphing tools are

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Plotting data in R: An introduction

R is a commonly used piece of statistical software. It’s free, it’s flexible, and it has a huge user community. When you first experience success in using it, you will be amazed by what can be done with a piece

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