[R] Bayesian regression stepwise function?

Peter Flom peterflomconsulting at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 22 21:20:18 CEST 2009

Frank E Harrell Jr <f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu> wrote
>Ben Bolker wrote:
>> Allan.Y wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I am wondering if there exists a stepwise regression function for the
>>> Bayesian regression model.  I tried googling, but I couldn't find
>>> anything.  I know "step" function exists for regular stepwise regression,
>>> but nothing for Bayes.
>> Why?  That seems so ... un-Bayesian ...
>Exactly.  I hope it doesn't exist.  The beauty of Bayes is shrinkage, 
>borrowing of information, and statement of results in an intuitive way.

Asking for stepwise in Bayesian analysis is like asking for some nuclear waste on your ice cream sundae.


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