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WinBUGS 1.4.3

This site at the MRC Biostatistics Unit Cambridge is primarily concerned with the stand-alone WinBUGS 1.4.3 package.

  • Features a graphical user interface and on-line monitoring and convergence diagnostics.
  • Over 30000 downloads, and a huge number of applications and links.
  • WinBUGS development site includes facilities to add distributions, functions, and includes add-ons for pharmacokinetic modelling, differential equations, and reversible jump MCMC.
  • Can be called from R with R2WinBUGS.
WinBUGS 1.4.3 is a stable version which is recommended for standard use. However many developments are now taking place using OpenBUGS.

Note: The preferred reference for citing WinBUGS in scientific papers is: Lunn, D.J., Thomas, A., Best, N., and Spiegelhalter, D. (2000) WinBUGS -- a Bayesian modelling framework: concepts, structure, and extensibility. Statistics and Computing, 10:325--337.

Application Details:

Version: 1.4
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.44

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Test Results

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What works

WinBUGS works for me on another machine running an older version of wine.

I'll check that again, but it's similar hardware and the same WinBUGS14

What does not

I tried both Winbugs 1.4 and openbugs 3.0.2

for each a command like

wine start "C:\Program Files\openBugs\winbugs.exe"


wine start "C:\Program Files\WinBUGS14/WinBUGS14.exe"

does open the window, but either way I get a TRAP #101 error and cannot open an example file from the menus.

From R using R2WinBUGS, openBUGS does not popup its window. winBUGS14 opens, but with the same erorr mesage.


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Additional Comments

I had to rate it garbage, but that's not really winbugs fault. It did fine with older wines.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch LinuxMay 21 20101.1.44Yes Yes PlatinumPoor Yorick 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 01 20091.1.32Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 17 20091.0.1Yes Yes PlatinumDavid 

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