mcstrga: MCMC samples from the transformed Gaussian model

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

Description

Draw MCMC samples from the transformed Gaussian model with known link function

Usage

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mcstrga(formula, data, weights, subset, atsample, corrfcn = "matern",
  linkp, phi, omg, kappa, Nout, Nthin = 1, Nbi = 0, betm0, betQ0,
  ssqdf, ssqsc, tsqdf, tsqsc, corrpriors, corrtuning, longlat = FALSE,
  test = FALSE)

Arguments

formula

A representation of the model in the form response ~ terms. The response must be set to NA's at the prediction locations (see the example in mcsglmm for how to do this using stackdata). At the observed locations the response is assumed to be a total of replicated measurements. The number of replications is inputted using the argument weights.

data

An optional data frame containing the variables in the model.

weights

An optional vector of weights. Number of replicated samples.

subset

An optional vector specifying a subset of observations to be used in the fitting process.

atsample

A formula in the form ~ x1 + x2 + ... + xd with the coordinates of the sampled locations.

corrfcn

Spatial correlation function. See geoBayes_correlation for details.

linkp

Parameter of the link function. A scalar value.

phi

Optional starting value for the MCMC for the spatial range parameter phi. Defaults to the mean of its prior. If corrtuning[["phi"]] is 0, then this argument is required and it corresponds to the fixed value of phi. This can be a vector of the same length as Nout.

omg

Optional starting value for the MCMC for the relative nugget parameter omg. Defaults to the mean of its prior. If corrtuning[["omg"]] is 0, then this argument is required and it corresponds to the fixed value of omg. This can be a vector of the same length as Nout.

kappa

Optional starting value for the MCMC for the spatial correlation parameter kappa (Matern smoothness or exponential power). Defaults to the mean of its prior. If corrtuning[["kappa"]] is 0 and it is needed for the chosen correlation function, then this argument is required and it corresponds to the fixed value of kappa. This can be a vector of the same length as Nout.

Nout

Number of MCMC samples to return. This can be a vector for running independent chains.

Nthin

The thinning of the MCMC algorithm.

Nbi

The burn-in of the MCMC algorithm.

betm0

Prior mean for beta (a vector or scalar).

betQ0

Prior standardised precision (inverse variance) matrix. Can be a scalar, vector or matrix. The first two imply a diagonal with those elements. Set this to 0 to indicate a flat improper prior.

ssqdf

Degrees of freedom for the scaled inverse chi-square prior for the partial sill parameter.

ssqsc

Scale for the scaled inverse chi-square prior for the partial sill parameter.

tsqdf

Degrees of freedom for the scaled inverse chi-square prior for the measurement error parameter.

tsqsc

Scale for the scaled inverse chi-square prior for the measurement error parameter.

corrpriors

A list with the components phi, omg and kappa as needed. These correspond to the prior distribution parameters. For phi and omg it must be a vector of length 4. The generalized inverse gamma prior is assumed and the input corresponds to the parameters scale, shape, exponent, location in that order (see Details). For kappa it must be a vector of length 2. A uniform prior is assumed and the input corresponds to the lower and upper bounds in that order.

corrtuning

A vector or list with the components phi, omg and kappa as needed. These correspond to the random walk parameter for the Metropolis-Hastings step. Smaller values increase the acceptance ratio. Set this to 0 for fixed parameter value.

longlat

How to compute the distance between locations. If FALSE, Euclidean distance, if TRUE Great Circle distance. See spDists.

test

Whether this is a trial run to monitor the acceptance ratio of the random walk for phi and omg. If set to TRUE, the acceptance ratio will be printed on the screen every 100 iterations of the MCMC. Tune the phisc and omgsc parameters in order to achive 20 to 30% acceptance. Set this to a positive number to change the default 100. No thinning or burn-in are done when testing.

Details

Simulates from the posterior distribution of this model.

Value

A list containing the objects MODEL, DATA, FIXED, MCMC and call. The MCMC samples are stored in the object MCMC as follows:

The other objects contain input variables. The object call contains the function call.

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## Not run: 
### Load the data
data(rhizoctonia)
rhiz <- na.omit(rhizoctonia)
rhiz$IR <- rhiz$Infected/rhiz$Total # Incidence rate of the
                              # rhizoctonia disease

### Define the model
corrf <- "spherical"
ssqdf <- 1
ssqsc <- 1
tsqdf <- 1
tsqsc <- 1
betm0 <- 0
betQ0 <- diag(.01, 2, 2)
phiprior <- c(200, 1, 1000, 100) # U(100, 300)
phisc <- 1
omgprior <- c(3, 1, 1000, 0) # U(0, 3)
omgsc <- 1.3
linkp <- 1

## MCMC parameters
Nout <- 100
Nbi <- 0
Nthin <- 1

samplt <- mcstrga(Yield ~ IR, data = rhiz,
                  atsample = ~ Xcoord + Ycoord, corrf = corrf,
                  Nout = Nout, Nthin = Nthin,
                  Nbi = Nbi, betm0 = betm0, betQ0 = betQ0,
                  ssqdf = ssqdf, ssqsc = ssqsc,
                  tsqdf = tsqdf, tsqsc = tsqsc,
                  corrprior = list(phi = phiprior, omg = omgprior),
                  linkp = linkp,
                  corrtuning = list(phi = phisc, omg = omgsc, kappa = 0),
                  test=10)

sample <- update(samplt, test = FALSE)

## End(Not run)

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