## Software

JAGS

JAGS (Just Another Gibbs Sampler) is an open-source implementation of the BUGS language for modeling and estimating Bayesian models. The tutorial was developed using version 3.4.0 but you should download the current version for your system.

OpenBUGS

OpenBUGS is another implementation ofthe BUGS language. The tutorial was developed using version 3.2.3 but you should download the current version for your system.

R

The R statistical software is a framework for general statistical computations. It can be extended using packages (libraries). Hundreds of packages exist for many different applications. R is open-source. The tutorial was developed using version 2.14.0 but you should download the current version for your system.

Notepad++

Sadly, Microsoft Windows does not come with a decent text editor. Notepad++ is a good open-source editor.