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Stan Weekly Roundup, 21 July 2017

July 21, 2017
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It was another productive week in Stan land. The big news is that Jonathan Auerbach reports that A team of Columbia students (mostly Andrew’s, including myself) recently won first place in a competition predicting elementary school enrollment. I heard 192 entered, and there were 5 finalists….Of course, we used Stan (RStan specifically). … Thought it The post Stan Weekly...

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Stan Weekly Roundup, 21 July 2017

July 21, 2017
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It was another productive week in Stan land. The big news is that Jonathan Auerbach, Tim Jones, Susanna Makela, Swupnil Sahai, and Robin Winstanley won first place in a New York City competition for predicting elementary school enrollment. Jonathan told me, “I heard 192 entered, and there were 5 finalists….Of course, we used Stan (RStan The post Stan Weekly...

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Animating a spinner using ggplot2 and ImageMagick

July 18, 2017
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Animating a spinner using ggplot2 and ImageMagick

It’s Sunday, and I am just sitting on the couch peacefully ggplotting to illustrate basic sample spaces using spinners (a trick I’m borrowing from Jim Albert’s book Curve Ball). There’s an underlying continuous outcome (i.e., where the spinner lands) and a quantization into a number of regions to produce a discrete outcome (e.g., “success” The post Animating a...

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Animating a spinner using ggplot2 and ImageMagick

July 18, 2017
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Animating a spinner using ggplot2 and ImageMagick

It’s Sunday, and I am just sitting on the couch peacefully ggplotting to illustrate basic sample spaces using spinners (a trick I’m borrowing from Jim Albert’s book Curve Ball). There’s an underlying continuous outcome (i.e., where the spinner lands) and a quantization into a number of regions to produce a discrete outcome (e.g., “success” The post Animating a...

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Stan Weekly Roundup, 14 July 2017

July 14, 2017
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Another week, another bunch of Stan updates. Kevin Van Horn and Elea McDonnell Feit put together a tutorial on Stan that covers linear regression, multinomial logistic regression, and hierarchical multinomial logistic regression. Andrew has been working on writing up our “workflow”. That includes Chapter 1, Verse 1 of Bayesian Data Analysis of (1) The post Stan Weekly...

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Stan Weekly Roundup, 14 July 2017

July 14, 2017
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Another week, another bunch of Stan updates. Kevin Van Horn and Elea McDonnell Feit put together a tutorial on Stan that covers linear regression, multinomial logistic regression, and hierarchical multinomial logistic regression. Andrew has been working on writing up our “workflow,” by which he means not only the three-step process of Ben Goodrich The post Stan Weekly...

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Stan Weekly Roundup, 7 July 2017

July 7, 2017
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Holiday weekend, schmoliday weekend. Ben Goodrich and Jonah Gabry shipped RStan 2.16.2 (their numbering is a little beyond base Stan, which is at 2.16.0). This reintroduces error reporting that got lost in the 2.15 refactor, so please upgrade if you want to debug your Stan programs! Joe Haupt translated the JAGS examples in the second The post Stan Weekly...

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Stan Weekly Roundup, 7 July 2017

July 7, 2017
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Holiday weekend, schmoliday weekend. Ben Goodrich and Jonah Gabry shipped RStan 2.16.2 (their numbering is a little beyond base Stan, which is at 2.16.0). This reintroduces error reporting that got lost in the 2.15 refactor, so please upgrade if you want to debug your Stan programs! Joe Haupt translated the JAGS examples in the second The post Stan Weekly...

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Stan Weekly Roundup, 30 June 2017

June 30, 2017
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Stan Weekly Roundup, 30 June 2017

Here’s some things that have been going on with Stan since the last week’s roundup Stan® and the logo and were was granted U.S. Trademark Registrations No. 5,222,891 and U.S. Serial Number: 87,237,369. Hard to feel special when there were millions of products ahead of you. Trademarked names are case insensitive and they required a The post Stan Weekly...

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Stan Weekly Roundup, 30 June 2017

June 30, 2017
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Stan Weekly Roundup, 30 June 2017

Here’s some things that have been going on with Stan since the last week’s roundup Stan® and the logo were granted a U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,222,891 and a U.S. Serial Number: 87,237,369, respectively. Hard to feel special when there were millions of products ahead of you. Trademarked names are case insensitive and they required The post Stan Weekly...

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