brms: Bayesian Regression Models using Stan

Fit Bayesian generalized (non-)linear multilevel models using Stan for full Bayesian inference. A wide range of distributions and link functions are supported, allowing users to fit – among others – linear, robust linear, binomial, Poisson, survival, response times, ordinal, zero-inflated, hurdle, and even non-linear models all in a multilevel context. Further modeling options include auto-correlation and smoothing terms, user defined dependence structures, censored data, meta-analytic standard errors, and quite a few more. In addition, all parameters of the response distribution can be predicted in order to perform distributional regression. Prior specifications are flexible and explicitly encourage users to apply prior distributions that actually reflect their beliefs. In addition, model fit can easily be assessed and compared with posterior predictive checks and leave-one-out cross-validation.

Version: 1.5.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.2.0), Rcpp (≥ 0.12.0), ggplot2 (≥ 2.0.0), methods
Imports: rstan (≥ 2.14.1), loo (≥ 0.1.6), shinystan (≥ 2.2.1), Matrix (≥ 1.1.1), mgcv (≥ 1.8-13), rstantools (≥ 1.1.0), bayesplot (≥ 1.1.0), matrixStats, nlme, coda, abind, statmod, stats, RWiener, evd, graphics, utils, parallel, grDevices
Suggests: testthat (≥ 0.9.1), arm, mvtnorm, KernSmooth, R.rsp, knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2017-02-17
Author: Paul-Christian Bürkner [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Paul-Christian Bürkner <paul.buerkner at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: brms citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: brms results


Reference manual: brms.pdf
Vignettes: Fit Distributional Models with brms
Parameterization of response distributions in brms
Estimate monotonic effects with brms
Fit Non-Linear Models with brms
Fit phylogenetic models with brms
Multilevel Models with brms
Overview of the brms Package
Package source: brms_1.5.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: brms_1.5.0.tgz, r-oldrel: brms_1.5.0.tgz
Old sources: brms archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: broom


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