What we're about
This is a meetup for people interested in Bayesian Statistics, Stan, and related technologies. We'll have talks, Q&A sessions, and workshops.
Stan ( http://mc-stan.org ) is a probabilistic programming language implementing full Bayesian statistical inference with
• MCMC sampling (NUTS, HMC)
and penalized maximum liklelihood estimation with
• Optimization (L-BFGS)
Stan is coded in C++ and runs on all major platforms (Linux, Mac, Windows).
Stan is freedom-respecting, open-source software (new BSD core, GPLv3 interfaces)
* The image "Relative Number of Births" is courtesy of Aki Vehtari (http://users.aalto.fi/~ave/). The model is explained in Section 21.2 of the third edition of the BDA book (http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/book/) on page 505.