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JAGS (Just Another Gibbs Sampler) Installation.

For those fascinated by the world of analysis of Bayesian hierarchical models using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation (and let's face it, who isn't?), there is a delightful program called JAGS. Unfortunately it is a little stubborn to install.

Download the latest version from our friends at Sourceforge and extract in a sensible place (e.g., /usr/local/src/JAGS.

Now witness some example failures to install, which a reasonable person would assume would be sufficient.


../config
configure: error: "You need to install the LAPACK library"
module load lapack
configure: error: "You need to install the LAPACK library"
./configure --prefix=/usr/local/jags/3.3.0/ --with-lapack=/usr/local/lapack/3.4.1/
configure: error: "You need to install the LAPACK library"

OK, what actually worked was the following:

LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/blas/1.0.248/lib -L/usr/local/atlas/3.8.4-gcc/lib" F77=gfortran ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/jags/3.3.0/ --with-lapack=/usr/local/lapack/3.4.2/lib/liblapack.so