buildMCMC {BRugs} | R Documentation |

## Generating mcmc.list objects for package coda

### Description

This functions reads samples from OpenBUGS and converts the results into an object of class mcmc.list that can directly be used by package coda for further analysis.

### Usage

```
buildMCMC(node, beg = samplesGetBeg(), end = samplesGetEnd(),
firstChain = samplesGetFirstChain(),
lastChain = samplesGetLastChain(), thin = samplesGetThin())
```

### Arguments

`node` |
Character vector of length 1, name of a variable in the model. |

`beg` , `end` |
Arguments to select a slice of monitored values corresponding to iterations |

`firstChain` , `lastChain` |
Arguments to select a sub group of chains. |

`thin` |
To only use every |

### Details

If the variable of interest is an array, slices of the array can be selected using the notation
`variable[lower0:upper0, lower1:upper1, ...]`

.
A star ‘`*`

’ can be entered as shorthand for all the stored samples.

If the arguments are left at their defaults the whole sample for all chains will be used for calculation.

### Value

An object of class `mcmc.list`

which is a list containing `mcmc`

objects.

### See Also

`mcmc.list`

, `mcmc`

, `BRugs`

, `help.WinBUGS`

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