Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Killer app for (Bayesian) regression analysis

"Wow."  That was the first comment today for Jonah Sol Gabry's announcement of shinyStan on Andrew Gelman's Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.  I've tried it, and that's pretty close to my reaction, too.  Try out the demo here

In case you don't know Stan yet, it's a probabilistic programming language focused on Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling.  You can run Stan from the command line, or you can use its interfaces from R, Python, MATLAB, or Julia.

Check out the excellent language manual to learn more, and then dive in! Kudos to Jonah, Michael Andreae, Yuanjun Gao, and Dongying Song, the developers!


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