[R-sig-Geo] ZIP or Hurdle model in BRugs

Jens Floeter jfloeter at uni-hamburg.de
Thu Oct 4 18:29:03 CEST 2012

Hi Karen,
without advertising it, the book #4  by Alain Zuur is quite helpful 
(with example code) in this context.

Am 04.10.2012 16:11, schrieb Karen Updegraff:
> I have some zero-inflated count data that I would like to use for
> small-area spatial interpolation (of plant population densities).  As
> GeoR and GeoRglm don't appear to accommodate ZIP or hurdle models, I'm
> thinking the R-OpenBugs binding (BRugs) might be a plausible route for
> setting up and evaluating such a model. However, as a complete
> OpenBUGS neophyte I am a bit overwhelmed by the coding requirements.
> None of the examples provided with OpenBUGS or GeoBUGS have been
> illuminating.   One problem is that the OpenBUGS documentation for
> linux (cmd line system) is nonexistent.  I understand that JAGS is the
> recommended alternative but don't believe it has a spatial module.
> If anyone has some example code that approximates what I am trying to
> do (fit a model to spatially-referenced count data, then run the krige
> in GeoBUGS?) and would be willing to share it, it would be a huge
> help.
> thanks, Karen
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Jens Floeter
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