make.prior {diversitree}R Documentation

Simple Prior Functions

Description

Functions for generating prior functions for use with mcmc, etc.

Usage

make.prior.exponential(r)
make.prior.uniform(lower, upper, log=TRUE)

Arguments

r

Scalar or vector of rate parameters

lower

Lower bound of the parameter

upper

Upper bound of the parameter

log

Logical: should the prior be on a log basis?

Details

The exponential prior probability distribution has probability density

\sum_i r_i e^{-r_i x_i}

where the i denotes the ith parameter. If r is a scalar, then the same rate is used for all parameters.

These functions each return a function that may be used as the prior argument to mcmc().

Author(s)

Richard G. FitzJohn


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