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Objective Bayesian Testing for the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium Problem


General (multi-allelic) Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium problem from an objective Bayesian testing standpoint. This aim is achieved through the identification of a class of priors specifically designed for this testing problem. A class of intrinsic priors under the full model is considered. This class is indexed by a tuning quantity, the training sample size, as discussed in Consonni, Moreno and Venturini (2010). These priors are objective, satisfy Savage's continuity condition and have proved to behave extremely well for many statistical testing problems.


The package is loaded with the usual library(HWEintrinsic) command. The most important functions are hwe.ibf, hwe.ibf.mc, and hwe.ibf.plot. It contains also some data sets which have been extensively used in the literature.


Sergio Venturini

Maintainer: Sergio Venturini <sergio.venturini@unicatt.it>


Consonni, G., Moreno, E., and Venturini, S. (2011). "Testing Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium: an objective Bayesian analysis". Statistics in Medicine, 30, 62–74. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sim.4084/abstract

See Also

hwe.ibf, hwe.ibf.mc, hwe.ibf.plot, hwe.bf.

HWEintrinsic documentation built on Sept. 8, 2023, 5:56 p.m.