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Hi,

Is there a way to specify a mixture of normal and point distribution in
WinBUGS? Can someone give me a sample code?

Thanks!

Philip

On 5/23/06, Bahoo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Is it possible to specify a mixture of one normal and
> one uniform distribution in WINBUGS?  The data is
> generated by these two type of sources, and I want to
> use a mixture model to identify the hidden indicator
> of which source corresponds to which point.
>
> Actually, I think if I use a very flat Normal to
> approximate the uniform distribution, the result
> should still be good.  But I don't know how to force a
> Normal to be very flat, except by setting its prior
> distribution to have low precision.  Is there a more
> direct way to force a Normal to be very flat?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
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