Hello Everyone,

To evaluate my stan model I would like to calculate Bias, Root mean squared error, coverage probability etc. To do this I need replicates.

Should I be using the “stan” function outside of a for loop and using the “sampling” command or should I be using the “stan” function inside the loop to fit the model. My concern is if the seed is random. Are both approaches equivalent? I do know that when using the “stan” function inside of a loop it causes R to recompile.

Thank you for the help!