To cite abn in publications use:

Kratzer G, Lewis F, Comin A, Pittavino M, Furrer R (2023). “Additive Bayesian Network Modeling with the R Package abn.” Journal of Statistical Software, 105(8), 1–41. doi:10.18637/jss.v105.i08.

To cite an example of a typical ABN analysis in publications use:

Kratzer G, Lewis FI, Willi B, Meli M, Boretti F, Hofmann-Lehmann R, Torgerson P, Furrer R, Hartnack S (2020). “Bayesian Network Modeling Applied to Feline Calicivirus Infection Among Cats in Switzerland.” Frontiers in Veterinary Science.

To cite package of the R package 'abn' in publications use:

Furrer R, Kratzer G, Lewis FI (2023). abn: Modelling Multivariate Data with Additive Bayesian Networks. R package version 2.7-2,

Corresponding BibTeX entries:

    title = {Additive {B}ayesian Network Modeling with the {R} Package
    author = {Gilles Kratzer and Fraser Lewis and Arianna Comin and
      Marta Pittavino and Reinhard Furrer},
    journal = {Journal of Statistical Software},
    year = {2023},
    volume = {105},
    number = {8},
    pages = {1--41},
    doi = {10.18637/jss.v105.i08},
    title = {{B}ayesian {N}etwork {M}odeling {A}pplied to {F}eline
      {C}alicivirus {I}nfection {A}mong {C}ats in {S}witzerland},
    author = {Gilles Kratzer and Fraser Iain Lewis and Barbara Willi
      and Marina Meli and Felicitas Boretti and Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
      and Paul Torgerson and Reinhard Furrer and Sonja Hartnack},
    year = {2020},
    journal = {Frontiers in Veterinary Science},
    title = {abn: Modelling Multivariate Data with Additive {B}ayesian
    author = {Reinhard Furrer and Gilles Kratzer and Fraser Iain
    year = {2023},
    note = {R package version 2.7-2},
    url = {},