Software

R packages

  1. Saha, Arkajyoti, and Abhirup Datta. "BRISC: bootstrap for rapid inference on spatial covariances." R package 1.0.2. (2018). CRAN

Description: BRISC is a package for rapid estimation, prediction and inference for large spatial data in a frequentist setup. BRISC estimation and prediction relies on nearest neighbor approximations of the spatial Gaussian Process likelihood, and uses a scalable parametric bootstrap to provide inference for all spatial parameters. BRISC provides confidence intervals in a frequentist setup for all parameters including the spatial variance and range of Gaussian Process. Inference from BRISC is highly competitive with those obtained on Bayesian approaches relying on MCMC, while being manifold times faster. 17000+ CRAN Downloads as of September, 2021.


  1. Saha, Arkajyoti, Sumanta Basu and Abhirup Datta. "RandomForestsGLS: Random Forests for dependent data" R package 0.1.3. (2020). CRAN Vignette

Description: RandomForestsGLS is a package for fitting non-linear regression models on dependent data (spatial and temporal) with Generalised Least Square (GLS) based Random Forest (RF-GLS) detailed in Saha, Basu and Datta (2021). For spatial data, RandomForestsGLS combines the strengths of Random Forest and Gaussian Process to estimate and predict non-linear functions using nearest neighbor Gaussian Process. For time-series data, RandomForestsGLS uses the AR (auto-regressive) process covariance structure with Random Forests for estimation. To the best of our knowledge, RandomForestsGLS is the first package that uses Random Forest for estimation and prediction in a non-linear regression setup under correlated errors. This package is in beta stage of development. 3000+ CRAN Downloads as of September, 2021.