If you’re using Stata and you want to do Bayes, you should be using StataStan

All I’m saying this morning is that Andrew Gelman’s blog from yesterday was about a paper that we wrote together. We sent StataStan in head to head against Stata’s own bayesmh. As co-author Bob Carpenter says in the comments, “a rag-tag bunch of academics mainly working in their spare time up against the product of a professional software company”. Man, it’s a heartwarming story. Offers for film rights should be sent to Robert Grant, Grosvenor Wing, St George’s Hospital, London. Actually, this was a great honour because Stan is such an amazing piece of software, and my co-authors are the real geniuses behind it (not me). I believe it was Method Man who put it best when he said, “we formed like Vultron and yo, he just happened to be the head”.

Source: If you’re using Stata and you want to do Bayes, you should be using StataStan

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