Some changes in the R-INLA package

posted 18 Oct 2017, 04:39 by Havard Rue

There are some changes in the testing version of the R-INLA package from version 'INLA_17.10.18', that requires an 
official announcement

1.  The `internal separator' for sections in the Model.ini-file has changed from [NAME] to $NAME$ to allow for names including '[' and ']', like

 Fixed effects:
               mean     sd 0.025quant 0.5quant 0.975quant    mode kld
(Intercept) -9.0750 0.0564    -9.1874  -9.0743    -8.9661 -9.0731   0
x]1-1.5]    -0.0558 0.0890    -0.2314  -0.0555     0.1180 -0.0549   0
x]1.5-3]     0.5655 0.0837     0.4009   0.5656     0.7292  0.5659   0
x]3-5]       0.7962 0.0727     0.6540   0.7960     0.9394  0.7956   0
x]5- ~]      0.9411 0.0771     0.7899   0.9410     1.0925  0.9408   0

This means that if you're running INLA remotely, the local and remote version MUST (for the time being), either both be the stable version,
or the testing version. Otherwise, you'll get an error like this:

> r = inla(y~1, data = data.frame(y=0), = "remote")
Run /usr/local/bin/inla at

*** ERROR *** inla_build: no section of type = [PROBLEM]

2.  the 32bit versions of the inla-program has been removed. IF there are some that MUST have those, please let us know at
This because it was getting painful to maintain those and 32bit computer are quite rare these days. 


Fractional Gaussian Noise models, are now available!

posted 28 Sep 2017, 00:00 by Havard Rue

Due to new results, we have added support for FGN models in R-INLA. The report is here 


Want to do a PhD?

posted 27 Sep 2017, 23:53 by Havard Rue   [ updated 28 Sep 2017, 00:04 ]

I have an open spot in my research group ,  with application deadline 15th Oct.  It is well funded. 
Please contact me to discuss options.

Håvard Rue

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Changes in the build and web-hosting of R-INLA

posted 21 May 2017, 03:07 by Havard Rue

We are migrating away from and have created a new domain
to host the prebuildt packages;

which will also keep old packages.  There are still some links pointing to but we will fix that later this year.

We have changed the versioning system into


each with two digits.The version INLA_17.05.21  is the version from 21st May 2017, and
you can find the tag 'Version_17.05.21' in the code repository. This should be
more intuitive than the old system. We'll update the stable package in the near future.

The Linux binaries are now built with CentOS-7  and we use R-3.4 for Linux/Mac/Win.

If you experience any issues due to these changes, please let us know.

N-Mixture models

posted 5 May 2017, 04:19 by Havard Rue

N-Mixture likelihoods are finally available in the testing version, both Binomial-Poisson, and Binomial-NegBinomial. There is a report about this including R-code, which is available here

PhD in Tromsø?

posted 7 Apr 2017, 22:56 by Havard Rue

Here is a new option for doing a R-INLA related PhD in Tromsø,


INLA course in Lavras, Brasil

posted 1 Mar 2017, 19:01 by Elias Krainski

In July 24-28 during the 62 RBRAS and 17 SEAGRO. Details here

Workshop on Spatial Point Process Models for Ecological Survey Data with INLA (20-23 March)

posted 24 Feb 2017, 06:14 by Havard Rue

Just to announce this workshop/course: see HERE for the link

which is based on the very exciting INLABRU project!



``EPSRC-sponsored workshop on Spatial Point Process Models for Ecological Survey Data with INLA.

20 – 23 March 2017, University of St Andrews

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling at the University of St Andrews, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, will be holding a 4-day workshop on fitting spatial point processes to data from ecological surveys. The workshop will be held at the custom workshop facility at the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling in St Andrews, Scotland. ...''

INLA shortcourse at KAUST: week 8 & 9

posted 12 Feb 2017, 02:06 by Havard Rue   [ updated 12 Feb 2017, 02:08 ]

Haakon Bakka will give a short-course on INLA at KAUST during week 8 & 9, in total 8 lectures. The official announcement is here.

INLA goes to Chile...

posted 19 Jan 2017, 04:34 by Havard Rue   [ updated 19 Jan 2017, 04:35 ]

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