hbamr: Hierarchical Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling via 'Stan'

Perform hierarchical Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey scaling using Hamiltonian Monte Carlo via 'Stan'. Aldrich-McKelvey ('AM') scaling is a method for estimating the ideological positions of survey respondents and political actors on a common scale using positional survey data. The hierarchical versions of the Bayesian 'AM' model included in this package outperform other versions both in terms of yielding meaningful posterior distributions for respondent positions and in terms of recovering true respondent positions in simulations. The package contains functions for preparing data, fitting models, extracting estimates, plotting key results, and comparing models using cross-validation. The original version of the default model is described in Bølstad (2024) <doi:10.1017/pan.2023.18>.

Version: 2.3.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.4.0)
Imports: colorspace, dplyr, future, future.apply, ggplot2, loo, matrixStats, methods, parallel, plyr, progressr, RColorBrewer, Rcpp (≥ 1.0.7), RcppParallel (≥ 5.1.4), rlang, rstan (≥ 2.26.1), rstantools (≥ 2.2.0), stats, tidyr
LinkingTo: BH (≥ 1.66.0), Rcpp (≥ 1.0.7), RcppEigen (≥ 0.3.3.9.1), RcppParallel (≥ 5.1.4), rstan (≥ 2.26.1), StanHeaders (≥ 2.26.22)
Suggests: data.table, knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2024-03-31
Author: Jørgen Bølstad ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Jørgen Bølstad <jorgen.bolstad at stv.uio.no>
BugReports: https://github.com/jbolstad/hbamr/issues
License: GPL (≥ 3)
URL: https://jbolstad.github.io/hbamr/
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: GNU make
Citation: hbamr citation info
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: hbamr results

Documentation:

Reference manual: hbamr.pdf
Vignettes: Hierarchical Bayesian Aldrich-McKelvey Scaling in R via Stan

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Package source: hbamr_2.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: hbamr_2.3.0.zip, r-release: hbamr_2.3.0.zip, r-oldrel: hbamr_2.3.0.zip
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): hbamr_2.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): hbamr_2.3.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): hbamr_2.3.0.tgz
Old sources: hbamr archive

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