Bayesian Ideal Points Estimation

Packages you’ll need First of all, make sure you’ve a working C++ compiler in your machine; you’ll need it for Stan/rstan to work. # devtools::install_github("dmarcelino/SenadoBR") # devtools::install_github("rmcelreath/rethinking") library(readr) # pacakge for reading data library(rstan) # package for interacting with Stan (sampling over distributions) # library(rethinking) # package for interacting with Stan library(ggplot2) # package for plotting Introduction This tutorial will use data from the brazilian Senate, and build a comparison between two approaches very widespread in the political science studies.

Data, Data, Data

Shows the distribution of therapeutic communities in Brazil.

A Bit More Fragmented

This entry discusses the legislative elections in Brazil, which turned out to produce one of the most fragmented parliament in the world.