CARBayes: Spatial Areal Unit Modelling

Implements Bayesian hierarchical spatial areal unit models. In such models the spatial autocorrelation is modelled by a set of random effects, which are assigned a conditional autoregressive (CAR) prior distribution. Examples of the models included are the BYM model as well as a recently developed localised spatial smoothing model.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: 4.0
Depends: R (≥ 2.10.0), MASS, Rcpp (≥ 0.10.6)
Imports: truncdist, spam, coda, sp
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: boot, deldir, foreign, grid, maptools, Matrix, nlme, shapefiles, spdep, splines
Published: 2014-12-16
Author: Duncan Lee
Maintainer: Duncan Lee <Duncan.Lee at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: NA
Materials: NA
In views: Spatial
CRAN checks: CARBayes results


Reference manual: CARBayes.pdf
Vignettes: Vignette for CARBayes package.
Package source: CARBayes_4.0.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