The LIFEREG Procedure |

Displayed Output for Bayesian Analysis |

If a Bayesian analysis is requested with a BAYES statement, the displayed output includes the following.

The "Model Information" table displays the two-level name of the input data set, the number of burn-in iterations, the number of iterations after the burn-in, the number of thinning iterations, the distribution name, and the name and label of the dependent variable; the name and label of the censor indicator variable, for right-censored data; if you specify the WEIGHT statement, the name and label of the weight variable; and the maximum value of the log likelihood.

The "Class Level Information" table displays the levels of classification variables if you specify a CLASS statement.

The "Analysis of Maximum Likelihood Parameter Estimates" table displays the maximum likelihood estimate of each parameter, the estimated standard error of the parameter estimator, and confidence limits for each parameter.

The "Coefficient Prior" table displays the prior distribution of the regression coefficients.

The "Independent Prior Distributions for Model Parameters" table displays the prior distributions of additional model parameters (scale, exponential scale, Weibull scale, Weibull shape, gamma shape).

The "Initial Values and Seeds" table displays the initial values and random number generator seeds for the Gibbs chains.

The "Fit Statistics" table displays the deviance information criterion (DIC) and the effective number of parameters.

The "Posterior Summaries" table contains the size of the sample, the mean, the standard deviation, and the quartiles for each model parameter.

The "Posterior Intervals" table contains the HPD intervals and the credible intervals for each model parameter.

The "Correlation Matrix of the Posterior Samples" table is produced if you include the CORR suboption in the SUMMARY= option in the BAYES statement. This table displays the sample correlation of the posterior samples.

The "Covariance Matrix of the Posterior Samples" table is produced if you include the COV suboption in the SUMMARY= option in the BAYES statement. This table displays the sample covariance of the posterior samples.

The "Autocorrelations of the Posterior Samples" table displays the lag1, lag5, lag10, and lag50 autocorrelations for each parameter.

The "Gelman and Rubin Diagnostics" table is produced if you include the GELMAN suboption in the DIAGNOSTIC= option in the BAYES statement. This table displays the estimate of the potential scale reduction factor and its 97.5% upper confidence limit for each parameter.

The "Geweke Diagnostics" table displays the Geweke statistic and its -value for each parameter.

The "Raftery Diagnostics" tables is produced if you include the RAFTERY suboption in the DIAGNOSTIC= option in the BAYES statement. This table displays the Raftery and Lewis diagnostics for each variable.

The "Heidelberger and Welch Diagnostics" table is displayed if you include the HEIDELBERGER suboption in the DIAGNOSTIC= option in the BAYES statement. This table shows the results of a stationary test and a halfwidth test for each parameter.

The "Effective Sample Size" table displays, for each parameter, the effective sample size, the correlation time, and the efficiency.

The "Monte Carlo Standard Errors" table displays, for each parameter, the Monte Carlo standard error, the posterior sample standard deviation, and the ratio of the two.

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