Create a beta distribution

create_beta_distr(
  id = NA,
  alpha = 0,
  beta = 1,
  value = NA,
  lower = NA,
  upper = NA
)

Arguments

id

the distribution's ID

alpha

the alpha shape parameter, a numeric value. The value of alpha must be at least 0.0. For advanced usage, use the structure as returned by create_alpha_param.

beta

the beta shape parameter, a numeric value. The value of beta must be at least 1.0. For advanced usage, use the structure as returned by create_beta_param.

value

the initial value for the MCMC

lower

the lower bound, the lowest possible value

upper

an upper limit of the uniform distribution. If the upper limits needs to be infinity, set upper to Inf.

Value

a beta distribution

See also

the function create_distr shows an overview of all supported distributions

Author

Richèl J.C. Bilderbeek

Examples

beta_distr <- create_beta_distr()

beast2_input_file <- get_beautier_tempfilename()
create_beast2_input_file(
  input_filename = get_fasta_filename(),
  beast2_input_file,
  tree_prior = create_yule_tree_prior(
    birth_rate_distr = beta_distr
  )
)
file.remove(beast2_input_file)
#> [1] TRUE