Just Another Gibbs Sampler (JAGS)
Just Another Gibbs Sampler (JAGS) is a program for analyzing hierarchical Bayesian models using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, similar to BUGS. The package is developed and maintained by Martyn Plummer. It has available Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux binaries, and can be be compiled from source code as well. It is free and open source software, distributed under the GNU General Public License.
It is a stand-alone program with compiled code for speed, which can be called from the command line or from inside other statistical routines.
There are at least two R packages which can be used to interface with JAGS: rjags and R2jags.
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