University of Durham
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This article is one of a series of papers and technical reports describing Bayes linear methods. Our purpose is to introduce both the approach and the computer implementation of the approach, the programming language [B/D], by way of a simple (but genuine) example. The three parts of this article contain (i) the establishment of the example, concerning the oral glucose tolerance test used in diagnosing diabetes; (ii) a Bayes linear analysis of the example to explore some of the main features of the approach; and (iii) a tutorial in the use of the subjectivist statistical programming language [B/D] used to perform the analysis for the example.