dclone: Data Cloning and MCMC Tools for Maximum Likelihood Methods

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Low level functions for implementing maximum likelihood estimating procedures for complex models using data cloning and Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo methods as described in Solymos 2010 (R Journal 2(2):29--37). Sequential and parallel MCMC support for JAGS, WinBUGS, OpenBUGS, and Stan.

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Solymos, P., 2010. dclone: Data Cloning in R. R Journal 2(2):29--37. [PDF]

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