eco (4.0-1)

Ecological Inference in 2x2 Tables.

Implements the Bayesian and likelihood methods proposed in Imai, Lu, and Strauss (2008 ) and (2011 ) for ecological inference in 2 by 2 tables as well as the method of bounds introduced by Duncan and Davis (1953). The package fits both parametric and nonparametric models using either the Expectation-Maximization algorithms (for likelihood models) or the Markov chain Monte Carlo algorithms (for Bayesian models). For all models, the individual-level data can be directly incorporated into the estimation whenever such data are available. Along with in-sample and out-of-sample predictions, the package also provides a functionality which allows one to quantify the effect of data aggregation on parameter estimation and hypothesis testing under the parametric likelihood models.

Maintainer: Ying Lu
Author(s): Kosuke Imai [aut], Ying Lu [aut, cre], Aaron Strauss [aut], Hubert Jin [ctb]

License: GPL (>= 2)

Uses: MASS

Released over 2 years ago.