# rater

**rater** provides tools for fitting and interrogating
statistical models of repeated categorical rating data. The package
provides a simple interface to fit a selection of these models, with
arbitrary prior parameters, using MCMC and optimisation provided by Stan. A selection of functions are also
provided to plot parts of these models and extract key parameters.

## Example usage:

```
library(rater)
fit <- rater(anesthesia, "dawid_skene") # Sampling output suppressed.
```

Get the posterior mean of the “pi” parameter.

`point_estimate(fit, "pi")`

```
## $pi
## [1] 0.37559632 0.40734481 0.14321934 0.07383953
```

Plot the accuracy matrices of the raters.

## Installation

**rater** requires the **rstan** package to
fit models. Detailed instructions to install **rstan** can
be found here

### CRAN

Install **rater** from CRAN with:

`install.packages("rater")`

### Development

To install the development version of **rater** from
GitHub run:

```
# install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("jeffreypullin/rater")
```

#### Installation notes:

When installing from source, i.e. when installing the development
version or installing from CRAN on Linux, the **Stan**
models in the package will be compiled - this will lead to an install
time of few minutes. Please be patient - this compilation means that
**no** compilation is required when using the
package

During compilation many warnings may be displayed in the
terminal; these are harmless but impossible to suppress.