Code for the report "Improving Bayesian Local Spatial Models in Large Data Sets"

posted by Havard Rue

Code for the above arxiv-report by A.Lenzi et at, is made available here

Statsref article about INLA

posted 7 Jul 2019, 04:15 by Havard Rue

Sara and Andrea have submitted a contribution (as far as I know) to Wiley Statsref about INLA. Worth reading. 



posted 26 Jun 2019, 12:57 by Havard Rue   [ updated 26 Jun 2019, 13:04 ]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, USA) awarded the paper

by Diba Khan, Lauren M. Rossen, Holly Hedegaard and Margaret Warner, the Charles Shepard Science award, in category Data Methods and Study Design. This is the biggest scientific achievement award at CDC.

Missing links

posted 10 Jun 2019, 13:04 by Havard Rue

There may be some missing links when the web server was moved from to, but it translates rather easily, like

is moved to

Workshop in Glasgow

posted 21 May 2019, 09:42 by Elias Krainski

There will be a workshop on spatiotemporal modelling using R-INLA from July 3 to July 5 at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM) at the University of Glasgow. This workshop will focus on the application of spatiotemporal modelling techniques for ecological and public health data. For details, please contact Dr. Laurie Backer by

A change in the Weibull-likelihood (from version 19.05.17)

posted 17 May 2019, 12:27 by Havard Rue

From (testing) version 19.05.17 there is a change in the internal representation of one of the hyperparameters in the Weibull family likelihoods. The alpha parameter needed internal scaling to avoid some optimisation problems that were experienced. The default prior is for this reason slightly changed, and new user-defined prior has to be given to obtaining the same results as earlier. 

Sorry about that.

INLA Course in Brazil

posted 10 May 2019, 07:05 by Elias Krainski   [ updated 10 May 2019, 07:33 ]

Elias will give a 2,5 days course on space-time modelling with INLA in Sorocaba-SP. It will be in May 30 afternoon to morning of June 1, at the LabInfo of CCTS in one of the UFSCar campus. For more details please contact

Lectures on 'Disease risk modeling and visualization using R'

posted 17 Mar 2019, 07:27 by Havard Rue

Two very nice lectures on Disease risk modeling and visualization using R, by
Paula Moraga (Lancaster Univ)from the useR! conference last year: lecture1 and lecture2.


posted 16 Feb 2019, 23:42 by Havard Rue   [ updated 16 Feb 2019, 23:51 ]

There was a build error for the MacOSX binary for this version, which make the package include the binary for the previous version for MacOSX. This is now fixed. If you use MacOSX and experience problems
with using family="gaussian", just uninstall the package and reinstall it. 


Advanced mesh creation features and other topics

posted 3 Feb 2019, 07:20 by Finn Lindgren

Some months ago I started a blog series to discuss various topics related to meshes, SPDEs, INLA, and general modelling. So far, I've published a post on creating meshes with spatially varying refinement quality:

Further posts, mainly on Gaussian processes and splines, are in preparation.

Finn L

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