OpenBUGS v3.2.2

BUGS is a software package for performing Bayesian inference Using Gibbs Sampling. The user specifies a statistical model, of (almost) arbitrary complexity, by simply stating the relationships between related variables. The software includes an ‘expert system’, which determines an appropriate MCMC (Markov chain Monte Carlo) scheme (based on the Gibbs sampler) for analysing the specified model. The user then controls the execution of the scheme and is free to choose from a wide range of output types.

Accessing the software

To load the module:

$ module load apps/openbugs/v3.2.2

An example command to include in your job script:

OpenBUGS <script.txt>

The OPENBUGS_EXAMPLE environment variable refers to a directory with some examples in it.

Accessing Previous Versions

Wherever possible, previous versions of this application will be retained for continuity, especially for research projects that require a consistent version of the software throughout the project. Such versions, however, may be unsupported by IT Services or the applications vendor, and may be withdrawn at short or no notice if they can no longer run on the cluster - for example, essential operating system upgrades may be incompatible with old versions.

At present there are no previous versions of this application on the BlueBEAR service.

Known Problems & Limitations

None.

Other Information

The Support Level for this application is An.

Visit the OpenBUGS website for more information regarding this application.


Last modified: 7 December 2017