HPDinterval

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Highest Posterior Density intervals

Create Highest Posterior Density (HPD) intervals for the parameters in an MCMC sample.

Keywords
htest, univar
Usage
HPDinterval(obj, prob = 0.95, ...)
## S3 method for class 'mcmc':
HPDinterval(obj, prob = 0.95, \dots)
## S3 method for class 'mcmc.list':
HPDinterval(obj, prob = 0.95, \dots)
Arguments
obj
The object containing the MCMC sample - usually of class "mcmc" or "mcmc.list"
prob
A numeric scalar in the interval (0,1) giving the target probability content of the intervals. The nominal probability content of the intervals is the multiple of 1/nrow(obj) nearest to prob.
...
Optional additional arguments for methods. None are used at present.
Details

For each parameter the interval is constructed from the empirical cdf of the sample as the shortest interval for which the difference in the ecdf values of the endpoints is the nominal probability. Assuming that the distribution is not severely multimodal, this is the HPD interval.

Value

  • For an "mcmc" object, a matrix with columns "lower" and "upper" and rows corresponding to the parameters. The attribute "Probability" is the nominal probability content of the intervals. A list of such matrices is returned for an "mcmc.list" object.

Aliases
  • HPDinterval
  • HPDinterval.mcmc
  • HPDinterval.mcmc.list
Examples
data(line)
HPDinterval(line)
Documentation reproduced from package coda, version 0.17-1, License: GPL (>= 2)

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