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Author Sahu, Sujit K. University of Southhampton, author

Title Bayesian Modeling of Spatio-Temporal Data with R / Sujit K. Sahu
Edition First edition
Published Boca Raton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2022


Description 1 online resource (440 pages)
Series Chapman & Hall/CRC interdisciplinary statistics series
Interdisciplinary statistics.
Contents 1. Examples of spatio-temporal data2. Jargon of spatial and spatio-temporal modeling3. Exploratory data analysis methods4. Bayesian inference methods5. Bayesian computation methods6. Bayesian modeling for point referenced spatial data7. Bayesian modeling for point referenced spatio-temporal data8. Practical examples of point referenced data modeling9. Bayesian forecasting for point referenced data10. Bayesian modeling for areal unit data11. Further examples of areal data modeling12. Gaussian processes for data science and other applicationsAppendix A. Statistical densities used in the bookAppendix B. Answers to selected exercises
Summary Applied sciences, both physical and social, such as atmospheric, biological, climate, demographic, economic, ecological, environmental, oceanic and political, routinely gather large volumes of spatial and spatio-temporal data in order to make wide ranging inference and prediction. Ideally such inferential tasks should be approached through modelling, which aids in estimation of uncertainties in all conclusions drawn from such data. Unified Bayesian modelling, implemented through user friendly software packages, provides a crucial key to unlocking the full power of these methods for solving challenging practical problems. Key features of the book: ⁰́Ø Accessible detailed discussion of a majority of all aspects of Bayesian methods and computations with worked examples, numerical illustrations and exercises ⁰́Ø A spatial statistics jargon buster chapter that enables the reader to build up a vocabulary without getting clouded in modeling and technicalities ⁰́Ø Computation and modeling illustrations are provided with the help of the dedicated R package bmstdr, allowing the reader to use well-known packages and platforms, such as rstan, INLA, spBayes, spTimer, spTDyn, CARBayes, CARBayesST, etc ⁰́Ø Included are R code notes detailing the algorithms used to produce all the tables and figures, with data and code available via an online supplement ⁰́Ø Two dedicated chapters discuss practical examples of spatio-temporal modeling of point referenced and areal unit data ⁰́Ø Throughout, the emphasis has been on validating models by splitting data into test and training sets following on the philosophy of machine learning and data science This book is designed to make spatio-temporal modeling and analysis accessible and understandable to a wide audience of students and researchers, from mathematicians and statisticians to practitioners in the applied sciences. It presents most of the modeling with the help of R commands written in a purposefully developed R package to facilitate spatio-temporal modeling. It does not compromise on rigour, as it presents the underlying theories of Bayesian inference and computation in standalone chapters, which would be appeal those interested in the theoretical details. By avoiding hard core mathematics and calculus, this book aims to be a bridge that removes the statistical knowledge gap from among the applied scientists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-406) and index
Notes Sujit K. Sahu is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Southampton. He has co-authored more than 60 papers on Bayesian computation and modeling of spatio-temporal data. He has also contributed to writing specialist R packages for modeling and analysis of such data
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 13, 2023)
Subject Spatial analysis (Statistics) -- Mathematical models
Bayesian statistical decision theory -- Data processing
R (Computer program language)
Bayesian statistical decision theory.
MATHEMATICS -- Probability & Statistics -- Bayesian Analysis.
MATHEMATICS -- Probability & Statistics -- Regression Analysis.
COMPUTERS -- Mathematical & Statistical Software.
Bayesian statistical decision theory
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780429318443