Here you need to load the number of chains you plan to run before selecting the compile button. The number of chains will determine how many chains need to be loaded in the subsequent step. If this step is appropriate, the bottom left corner of the screen will read model compiled (Fig. 9.4).

Figure 9.4

Figure 9.4: Compiling the number of chains in WinBUGS.

Figure 9.5

Figure 9.5: Loading the initial values for each chain in WinBUGS.