[R] R2WinBUGS problem

From: Troels Ring <tring_at_gvdnet.dk>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 15:45:26 +0200

Dear friends - I'm on winXP, R 2.71 - I have with some help dveloped this multivariate normal model, which gives very plausible results in WinBUGS even without any
initial values specified. However, when I then try to run the same model via the bugs function in R2WinBUGS with inits specified as inits=NULL the program stops in a dead end. So I have tried to make inits for the bugs function as shown below. But then WinBUGS come to a halt while these inits are being handled so they are seemingly wrong. This is a bit annoying and I would like to know how I managed to corrupt the inits. This is sent both to WinBUGS and R with hope and some anxiety. Best wishes

model {
 for (i in 1:126) {

        dep[i]   ~   dnorm(mu.dep[i],tau.dep)
      mu.dep[i]  <-  alpha[ID[i]]*NAK.cor[i]+beta[ID[i]]*TBW.cor[i]
      fit[i]     <-  mu.dep[i]+CONST[i]
 tau.dep     <-  pow(sigma_dep,-2)

 sigma_dep ~ dunif(0,100)
 for (j in 1:16) {
 alpha[lev[j]]         <-   AB[lev[j],1]
 beta[lev[j]]          <-   AB[lev[j],2]
 AB[lev[j],1:2]        ~   dmnorm(AB.hat[lev[j],],tau.AB[,])I(lower[], 
 AB.hat[lev[j],1]      <-  mu.alpha
 AB.hat[lev[j],2]      <-  mu.beta
 lower[1]            <- 0
  lower[2]           <- -100
  upper[1]           <- 100
  upper[2]           <- 0

 mu.alpha        ~ dnorm(0,0.0001)
 mu.beta         ~ dnorm(0,0.0001)

 tau.AB[1:2,1:2] <- inverse(sigma.AB[,])

 sigma.AB[1,1]   <-  pow(sigma.alpha,2)
 sigma.alpha     ~   dunif(0,100)
 sigma.AB[2,2]   <-  pow(sigma.beta,2)
 sigma.beta      ~   dunif(0,100)
 sigma.AB[1,2]   <-  rho*sigma.alpha*sigma.beta
 sigma.AB[2,1]   <-  sigma.AB[1,2]
 rho              ~  dunif(-1,1)

pigs3.inits <- function () {
 list (AB=array(c(runif(16,0,10),runif(16,-30,0)),c(16,2)),
 mu.alpha=runif(1,0,10), mu.beta=runif(1,-30,0),
 sigma.dep=runif(1), sigma.alpha=runif(1), sigma.beta=runif(1), 


pigs.parameters <- c ("mu.alpha", "mu.beta", "sigma_dep","alpha","beta", "fit","deviance","rho")

pigs3 <- bugs (ml_pig.data, debug=TRUE,inits=pigs3.inits, pigs.parameters, "ml3_pig.bug", n.iter=2000,n.chains=3, bugs.directory = bugs.directory)


Troels Ring - -
Department of nephrology - - 
Aalborg Hospital 9100 Aalborg, Denmark - -
+45 99326629 - -

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