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JAGS 4.0 RPM packages released.

We provide packaging support for JAGS (Just Another Gibbs Sampler). Version 4.0 was recently released, and binary packages are now available. More details at

Some thoughts on improved performance of an analysis job on a cluster like ECCO or SDSx

Here are some tips (some specific to ECCO/SDSx, some general) about improving performance of a typical social science analysis [...]

[SDSx] [ECCO] X13-Arima-SEATS Version 1.1, Build 19 available

The X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Program, seasonal adjustment software produced, distributed, and maintained by the Census Bureau, is available on ECCO and SDSx on all compute nodes. [...]

[ECCO] New High-Performance R versions available

We've installed high-performance versions of R 3.0.2 (compiled against the Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) and the AMD Core Math Library (ACML)) on all compute [...]

[ECCO] New command 'module' to manage software on ECCO

We have installed a new tool to manage varying software environments: module. Upcoming R and Matlab upgrades will require the use of that command in your qsub jobs (point-and-click interactive sessions will be automatically updated). [...]