The deviance information criterion: 12 years on

David J. Spiegelhalter, Nicola G. Best, Bradley P. Carlin, Angelika Van der Linde

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The essentials of our paper of 2002 are briefly summarized and compared with other criteria for model comparison. After some comments on the paper's reception and influence, we consider criticisms and proposals forimprovement made by us and others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-493
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B: Statistical Methodology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2014


  • Bayesian
  • Model comparison
  • Prediction


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