Hybrid Bayesian Networks Using R and JAGS
Facilities for easy implementation of hybrid Bayesian networks using R. Bayesian networks are directed acyclic graphs representing joint probability distributions, where each node represents a random variable and each edge represents conditionality. The full joint distribution is therefore factorized as a product of conditional densities, where each node is assumed to be independent of its non-desendents given information on its parent nodes. Since exact, closed-form algorithms are computationally burdensome for inference within hybrid networks that contain a combination of continuous and discrete nodes, particle-based approximation techniques like Markov Chain Monte Carlo are popular. We provide a user-friendly interface to constructing these networks and running inference using rjags. Econometric analyses (maximum expected utility under competing policies, value of information) involving decision and utility nodes are also supported.
HydeNet may be installed using
Patched versions from GitHub may be installed using
Please note that you may need to use the
ref argument in
install_github to get the latest
updates. Please visit the GitHub repository
to explore branches of the project.
The package includes a colletion of vignettes to help you get started. Use
vignette(package = "HydeNet") to see the complete listing of vignettes.