R Package PReMiuM

The R package PReMiuM (Profile Regression Mixture Models) is a package for Dirichlet process Bayesian clustering, also known as profile regression.

Please support the development of PReMiuM sharing with us a few details on the impact it has on your work. Tell us about your use of PReMiuM here.

The main reference for PReMiuM is the following paper.

  • Liverani, S. ∗ , Hastie, D. I. ∗ , Azizi, L., Papathomas, M. and Richardson, S. (2015)
    PReMiuM: An R package for Profile Regression Mixture Models using Dirichlet Processes.
    Journal of Statistical Software, 64(7), 1-30. URL

This paper discusses how to deal with convergence issues.

  • Hastie, D. I. ∗ , Liverani, S. ∗ and Richardson, S. (2014)
    Sampling from Dirichlet process mixture models with unknown concentration parameter: Mixing issues in large data implementations.
    Forthcoming in Statistics and Computing. Available at

All the versions of PReMiuM (including the most up to date ones) can be downloaded here.

My beamer theme: Florence

Below you can download the beamer theme that I have created and currently use for my LaTeX presentations. Keeping with the beamer theme tradition of city names, I have called my own theme Florence!

To use this theme you need to save beamerthemeFlorence.sty and beamercolorthemebeaver2.sty in the same folder of the tex files that you are using for the LaTeX presentation. At the top of your main tex file you need to type


and then just compile as usual. The output looks like in the two slides below (low resolution!) and here is the code used to create them: talk.tex.

talk_due talk_uno