# Short Course at the Conference of theInternational Biometric Society

Emmanuel Lesaffre, Nicole Erler

Riga, July 10th, 2022

## Outline

1. What, why and how?
2. Examples of longitudinal data
3. Frequentist methods for longitudinal data
4. Missing data processes
5. Bayesian methods for longitudinal studies
6. Bayesian Analysis of Incomplete Data with JointAI
• Practicals
1. Summary & Extensions

## Software

In addition, you need to install JAGS , a freely available software used to perform MCMC sampling using the Gibbs sampler. The most recent version is 4.3.1.

Note that for versions ≤ 4.1.3, you need to use JAGS version 4.3.0.

Once both programs are installed, please also install the package JointAI (the development version on GitHub has some features not yet on CRAN):

devtools::install_github("NErler/JointAI")

## Materials

.zip file with all materials: