R package for Nearest Neighbor Gaussian Process models


This paper describes and illustrates functionality of the spNNGP R package. The package provides a suite of spatial regression models for Gaussian and non-Gaussian point-referenced outcomes that are spatially indexed. The package implements several Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) and MCMC-free Nearest Neighbor Gaussian Process (NNGP) models for inference about large spatial data. Non-Gaussian outcomes are modeled using a NNGP Polya-Gamma latent variable. OpenMP parallelization options are provided to take advantage of multiprocessor systems. Package features are illustrated using simulated and real data sets.

In: arXiv preprint arXiv:2001.09111, https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.09111