Estimation for MVN and Student-t Data with Monotone Missingness
Estimation of multivariate normal (MVN) and student-t data of
arbitrary dimension where the pattern of missing data is monotone.
See Pantaleo and Gramacy (2010) <10.1214>.
Through the use of parsimonious/shrinkage regressions
(plsr, pcr, lasso, ridge, etc.), where standard regressions fail,
the package can handle a nearly arbitrary amount of missing data.
The current version supports maximum likelihood inference and
a full Bayesian approach employing scale-mixtures for Gibbs sampling.
Monotone data augmentation extends this Bayesian approach to arbitrary
missingness patterns. A fully functional standalone interface to the
Bayesian lasso (from Park & Casella), Normal-Gamma (from Griffin & Brown),
Horseshoe (from Carvalho, Polson, & Scott), and ridge regression
with model selection via Reversible Jump, and student-t errors
(from Geweke) is also provided.10.1214>