Logical Check of a Bayesian Model

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Description

This function provides a logical test of whether or not a Model specification function is Bayesian.

Usage

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is.bayesian(Model, Initial.Values, Data)

Arguments

Model

This is a model specification function. For more information, see the LaplacesDemon function.

Initial.Values

This is a vector of initial values, or current parameter values. For more information, see the LaplacesDemon function.

Data

This is a list of data. For more information, see the LaplacesDemon function.

Details

This function tests whether or not a model is Bayesian by comparing the first two returned arguments: the logarithm of the unnormalized joint posterior density (LP) and deviance (Dev). The deviance (D) is

D = -2 LL

,

where LL is the log-likelihood. Consequently,

LL = D / -2

,

and LP is the sum of LL and prior probability densities. If LP = LL, then the model is not Bayesian, because prior densities are absent.

Value

The is.bayesian function returns a logical value of TRUE when the model is Bayesian, and FALSE otherwise.

Author(s)

Statisticat, LLC. software@bayesian-inference.com

See Also

LaplacesDemon.

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