Saturday, September 19, 2015
Stan, a probabilistic programming language
Wow. Stan is a "probabilistic programming language", apparently meaning that it is an engine for executing statistical models directly. My level of statistical naïveté being what it is, I can't actually even understand the manual very well, but it looks fascinating. Writing a set of tutorials for this would be a meaningful endeavor. As always, though, the HNN discussion is valuable, especially in regards to alternatives and books.