A simple sampler for the horseshoe estimator

Enes Makalic, Daniel F. Schmidt

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In this note we derive a simple Bayesian sampler for linear regression with the horseshoe hierarchy. A new interpretation of the horseshoe model is presented, and extensions to logistic regression and alternative hierarchies, such as horseshoe+, are discussed. Due to the conjugacy of the proposed hierarchy, Chib's algorithm may be used to easily compute the marginal likelihood of the model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number23882
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bayesian regression
  • Horseshoe estimator
  • Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling

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