Applied Bayesian Data Analysis, October 2016
For Registrants: Here are materials and information that will help you get ready for the seminar.
Time and Place. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m.on Friday, October 21, in room 606 at Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., Philadelphia, PA. The class will begin promptly, so please arrive about 10 minutes earlier to check in and get organized. Class will end around 5:00 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The entrance to Temple University is not actually on Market St., but on the opposite side of the building on a pedestrian walkway (see picture at left). Please have a photo ID available to show the security guard.
If you’re walking from the Club Quarters Hotel, go right on Chestnut St. and then left on 16th St. After you cross Market St., turn right immediately after the first building (Firstrust Bank at 1515 Market). Walk about 1/2 block and look for the Temple sign.
Parking. We recommend using public transportation. All Philadelphia trains and subway systems converge on the City Hall area. But if you must drive, we suggest the underground AutoPark at JFK Plaza, which is less than a 5 minute walk from TUCC. Enter by driving north on 16th St from Market St. When you get to Arch St., turn right and immediately take the down ramp into the garage. The rate should be $15 on Friday and $10 on Saturday. Alternatively, go east on the Ben Franklin Parkway. At 16th St, bear left onto Arch St. and take the down ramp into the garage.
Materials. Materials are not yet available for download. An email will go out when they are ready.
Computers. To optimally benefit from this seminar, you should bring a laptop computer running Windows or Mac OS X with R, R studio, and JAGS already installed.
R is free software, which can be downloaded here. Please download the most recent version.
Participants are also encouraged to download and install R studio. R studio is a free package that provides a user interface for R that appears similar across PC and Apple platforms. This is not imperative, but it does provide a more user-friendly interface.
Finally, JAGS can be downloaded here. Click on “looking for the latest version? Download JAGS..”.
You will have access to power outlets. WiFi access requires a cell phone (with a US or Canadian carrier) capable of receiving text messages in order to get the log-in password. WiFi service is not guaranteed.
Food. No food or beverage will be served during this course. There is a Barnes & Nobles Cafe that serves Starbucks coffee on the ground floor of the Temple building. The Cafe is open on Friday and Saturday. If you need coffee, soda, or snacks, we recommend the Express Breakfast & Lunch, across the pedestrian walkway from the entrance to Temple and a little to the right. That store won’t be open on Saturday, so you can go to 7-11 which is located in the same building, but to the left and around the corner.
For lunch, there are many restaurants in the immediate area. There are two nearby food courts that offer a variety of options:
Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut St.
Comcast Center Market
1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
If you need additional information, please give us a call at (610-642-1941) or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.