indirect: indirect: A package for assisting indirect elicitation of...

Description Elicitation functions Fitting functions Visualisation functions References


The indirect package provides three categories of functions: elicitation functions, fitting functions and visualisation functions.

Elicitation functions

These are the functions that are used to record expert opinion. This is where edits will be made and so on. The key function is designLink, which defines a list object that contains information about the design and elicitation. The elicitations are recorded and updated via function elicitPt.

Fitting functions

These are generally helper functions except for the function muSigma that is used for estimating the mean vector and covariance matrix of the unknown coefficients for the multivariate normal prior. Helper functions include mV for the elicited moments of conditional means priors.

Visualisation functions

These are functions for visualisation. The core function is plotDesignPoint.


Hosack, G. R., Hayes, K. R., & Barry, S. C. (2017). Prior elicitation for Bayesian generalised linear models with application to risk control option assessment. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 167:351-361. doi:10.1016/j.ress.2017.06.011

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