Software (LEMMA 3)
We will continue to develop MLwiN and to offer MLwiN free to UK academics. In the e-STAT system we will build templates to facilitate all stages of LDA in a range of software packages. Templates will be written not only for model specification and estimation, but also for data preparation and post-estimation predictions to aid interpretation of the fitted model.
Free MLwiN software for UK academics
An unrestricted version of the MLwiN software continues to be freely available to UK academics.
REALCOM and REALCOM-Impute software
e-Stat software system
We are developing an integrated software infrastructure (in collaboration with the sister Digital Social Research nodes). Developments include:
- a suite of model templates that encompasses many of the families of statistical models that can be fitted in MLwiN
- an algebraic processing system that it constructs conditional posterior distributions for many model types
- a code generation routine that creates code for model fitting from the output files of the algebraice processing system
The model templates allow the user to input details of their model and dataset and the system then creates a situation specific estimation engine that runs their model and outputs parameter chains from which parameter estimates can be constructed. See the e-Stat project for further details.