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This is part of our Introduction to Stan Workshop series. Please bring your laptop with Stan installed. You can use any of the Stan interfaces (http://mc-stan.org/interfaces/); the presenters will use the RStan (http://mc-stan.org/interfaces/rstan.html) interface for this workshop.
Daniel Lee and Eric Novik will walk through "A Probability Model for Golf Putting" paper (http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/golf.pdf) and implement the model in Stan. You can download the dataset from here (http://andrewgelman.com/2008/12/04/the_golf_puttin/).
We will write the code as we speak and discuss all the components of the Stan program. We will also discuss some of the most important parameters for calling Stan and address common debugging strategies.
Our goal for this session is to get people started with expressing and fitting their models in Stan.
A government issued ID is required. Guests will enter the building through the 76 9th Ave entrance on the corner of 16th and 9th by the Post Office.
Please come on time; it is difficult for Google to accommodate late arrivals. If you come after 7 pm, there is a good chance that we will not be able to let you in. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you in April!