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Course on Bayesian data analysis using brms and RStan in March 2019, Berlin, Germany

carlo pecoraro, December 15, 2018

Dear all,

it is a great pleasure for us to inform you that we will run a one-week course on Bayesian data analysis using brms and RStan in March 2019, Berlin, Germany.

Our instructors for this course is Prof. Shravan Vasishth (University of Potsdam, Germany).


In recent years, Bayesian methods have come to be widely adopted in all areas of science. This is in large part due to the development of sophisticated software for probabilisic programming; a recent example is the astonishing computing capability afforded by the language Stan ( However, the underlying theory needed to use this software sensibly is often inaccessible because end-users don't necessarily have the statistical and mathematical background to read the primary textbooks (such as Gelman et al's classic Bayesian data analysis, 3rd edition). In this course, we seek to cover this gap, by providing a relatively accessible and technically non-demanding introduction to the basic workflow for fitting different kinds of linear models using Stan. To illustrate the capability of Bayesian modeling, we will use the R package RStan and a powerful front-end R package for Stan called brms.

For more information, please visit our website:

All the best, Carlo

Carlo Pecoraro, Ph.D

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