I followed your link. I like the functionality but I’m not so thrilled with the use of Gibbs and Metropolis because of the usual concerns about speed, convergence, and effort required to expand or generalize the model. But, as you said, it should be easy enough for users to express these models in Stan as needed, when the Gibbs/Metropolis implementation runs into trouble.

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I’m sure modifying Mitzi’s Stan code to fit similar types of space-time models would be relatively easy to do, too, but I haven’t tried.

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