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Bayesian Analysis Made Simple. BugsXLA: A GUI for OpenBUGS or WinBUGS BugsXLA is a Microsoft Excel add-in that facilitates Bayesian analysis of. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Bayesian analysis made simple. An Excel GUI for WinBUGS | Brief Introduction to Statistics, Bayesian Methods, and WinBUGS. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Dec 1, , Carl M. O’Brien and others published Bayesian Analysis Made Simple: An Excel GUI for WinBUGS by .

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During this time he studied part-time towards a research degree in which he was introduced to the Bayesian paradigm by the late John Naylor and Sir Adrian Smith. Researchers and graduate students should read and familiarize with the software to practice Bayesian concepts.

Bayesian Analysis Made Simple: An Excel GUI for WinBUGS

Learn More about VitalSource Bookshelf. Packed with relevant case studies, this book is for any data analyst wishing to apply Bayesian methods to analyze their data, from professional statisticians to statistically aware scientists. They service the niche of applied researchers who want to join the Bayesian parade but find the learning curve of WinBUGS too steep to march up” —Peter Lenk, The American StatisticianNovember “I think that the major strength of this book is the case studies section.

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. All instructor resources are now available on our Instructor Hub. Bayesian Analysis Made Simple: Product pricing will be adjusted to match the corresponding currency. The text provides an ideal introduction to Bayesian approaches using Excel and ultimately will encourage the reader to migrate to WinBUGS proper.


Although the popularity of the Bayesian approach to statistics has been growing for years, many still think of it as somewhat esoteric, not focused on practical issues, or generally too difficult to understand.

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Phil is also an active member of the Royal Statistical Society: Bayesian Methods for Data Analysis. He is currently the Global Head of PharmaTherapeutics Statistics, leading the support to the research and development of new medicines from early in the discovery process up to the first studies in patients.

The country you have selected will result in the following: Phil then worked for the now defunct Lucas Automotive Company, initially as the Company Statistician but also in various Quality Management roles. Request an e-inspection copy. Bayesian Analysis Made Simple is aimed at those who wish to apply Bayesian methods but either are not experts or do not have the time to create WinBUGS code and ancillary files for every analysis they undertake.

What are VitalSource eBooks? The Bookshelf application offers access: Reviews “…excellent … for learning or applying [the Bayesian approach].

Bayesian Analysis Made Simple

For Instructors Request Guui Copy. For these readers, the book is an excellent manual and a precious source of suggestions to quickly and efficiently implement complex Bayesian linear models in Excel.


The author uses a problem-solving approach, illustrating the methodology by focusing on the aims of the analysis.

Summary Although the popularity of the Bayesian approach to winbgs has been growing for years, many still think of it as somewhat esoteric, not focused on practical issues, or generally too difficult to understand.

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Each model and feature is illustrated with at least one case study.

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We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records. The title will be removed from your cart because it is not available in this region. Exclusive web offer for individuals. It could be through conference attendance, bayesixn discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples.

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Already read this title? Accessible to even those who would not routinely use Excel, this book provides a custom-made Excel GUI, immediately useful to those users who want to be able to quickly apply Bayesian methods without being distracted by computing or mathematical issues. Phil Woodward was born in in Ipswich, England.