abn: Modelling Multivariate Data with Additive Bayesian Networks

The 'abn' R package facilitates Bayesian network analysis, a probabilistic graphical model that derives from empirical data a directed acyclic graph (DAG). This DAG describes the dependency structure between random variables. The R package 'abn' provides routines to help determine optimal Bayesian network models for a given data set. These models are used to identify statistical dependencies in messy, complex data. Their additive formulation is equivalent to multivariate generalised linear modelling, including mixed models with independent and identically distributed (iid) random effects. The core functionality of the 'abn' package revolves around model selection, also known as structure discovery. It supports both exact and heuristic structure learning algorithms and does not restrict the data distribution of parent-child combinations, providing flexibility in model creation and analysis. The 'abn' package uses Laplace approximations for metric estimation and includes wrappers to the 'INLA' package. It also employs 'JAGS' for data simulation purposes. For more resources and information, visit the 'abn' website.

Version: 3.1.1
Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0)
Imports: doParallel, foreach, graph, lme4, mclogit, methods, nnet, Rcpp, Rgraphviz, rjags, stringi
LinkingTo: Rcpp, RcppArmadillo
Suggests: bookdown, boot, brglm, devtools (≥ 2.4.5), entropy, ggplot2, gridExtra, INLA, knitr, Matrix (≥ 1.6.3), MatrixModels (≥ 0.5.3), microbenchmark, moments, R.rsp, RhpcBLASctl, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2024-05-30
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.abn
Author: Matteo Delucchi ORCID iD [aut, cre], Reinhard Furrer ORCID iD [aut], Gilles Kratzer ORCID iD [aut], Fraser Iain Lewis ORCID iD [aut], Jonas I. Liechti ORCID iD [ctb], Marta Pittavino ORCID iD [ctb], Kalina Cherneva [ctb]
Maintainer: Matteo Delucchi <matteo.delucchi at math.uzh.ch>
BugReports: https://github.com/furrer-lab/abn/issues
License: GPL (≥ 3)
URL: https://r-bayesian-networks.org/, https://github.com/furrer-lab/abn
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: Gnu Scientific Library version >= 1.12
Additional_repositories: https://inla.r-inla-download.org/R/stable/
Citation: abn citation info
Materials: README
In views: GraphicalModels
CRAN checks: abn results


Reference manual: abn.pdf
Vignettes: Data Simulation
Mixed-effect Bayesian Network Model
Model Specification: Build a Cache of Scores
Parameter Learning
Quick Start Example
Bayesian Network Structure Learning


Package source: abn_3.1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: abn_3.1.1.zip, r-release: abn_3.1.1.zip, r-oldrel: not available
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): not available, r-oldrel (arm64): not available, r-release (x86_64): not available, r-oldrel (x86_64): not available
Old sources: abn archive


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