CARBayes: Spatial Areal Unit Modelling

Implements a class of spatial generalised linear mixed models for areal unit data, with inference in a Bayesian setting using Markov chain Monte Carlo (McMC) simulation. The spatial autocorrelation is modelled by a set of random effects, which are assigned a conditional autoregressive (CAR) prior distribution. A number of different CAR priors are available for the random effects, and full details are given in the vignette accompanying this package. The initial creation of this package was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant RES-000-22-4256, and on-going development is supported by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) grant EP/J017442/1.

Version: 4.1
Depends: MASS, R (≥ 2.10.0), Rcpp (≥ 0.10.6)
Imports: CARBayesdata, coda, sp, spam, truncdist
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: boot, deldir, foreign, grid, maptools, Matrix, nlme, shapefiles, spdep, splines
Published: 2015-04-01
Author: Duncan Lee
Maintainer: Duncan Lee <Duncan.Lee at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: CARBayes citation info
In views: Spatial
CRAN checks: CARBayes results


Reference manual: CARBayes.pdf
Vignettes: Vignette for \textbf{CARBayes package.}
Package source: CARBayes_4.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: CARBayes_4.0.tgz, r-oldrel: CARBayes_4.0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: CARBayes_4.0.tgz
Old sources: CARBayes archive