Feed longitudinal data into a Bayesian Latent Factor Model to obtain a low-rank representation. Parameters are estimated using a Hamiltonian Monte Carlo algorithm with STAN. See G. Weinrott, B. Fontez, N. Hilgert and S. Holmes, “Bayesian Latent Factor Model for Functional Data Analysis”, Actes des JdS 2016.

To install the **DrBats** package, the easiest is to
install it directly from Gitlab. Open an R session and run the following
commands:

```
library(remotes)
XXXX
```

Once the package is installed on your computer, it can be loaded into a R session:

```
library(DrBats)
help(package="DrBats")
```

As a lot of time and effort were spent in creating the
**DrBats** method, please cite it when using it for data
analysis:

G. Weinrott, B. Fontez, N. Hilgert and S. Holmes, Bayesian Latent Factor Model for Functional Data Analysis”, Actes des JdS 2016.

You should also cite the **DrBats** package:

`citation("DrBats")`

See also citation() for citing R itself.