Commentary: “Measurement Error Models in Astronomy” by Brandon C. Kelly

  • David Ruppert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 902)


Bayesian analysis offers a general approach to measurement error that has many advantages—it focuses attention on careful modeling, is widely applicable, and provides efficient estimators. Bayesian analysis is relatively easy using WinBUGS software. We discuss here the paper by Brandon Kelly, and present an example of fitting a quadratic regression model with WinBUGS called from R, with the WinBUGS and R code provided.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Department of Statistical ScienceCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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