This repository is a collection of material designed for a 2017 IAP class at MIT titled "Applied Probabilistic Programming & Bayesian Machine Learning." It includes:
The material is largely a "remixing" of two textbooks: Statistical Rethinking, and Bayesian Data Analysis 3.
Powerpoint slides, which discuss topics both included and not included in the course material, are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zph738h4a0x4a1v/AACkZaOHxqjnDAjhq4s-hFala?dl=0
If you have Git, you can clone this repository. If you do not, you can download this repository as a compressed folder. Git installation guide: https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-Installing-Git
We recommend Anaconda (https://www.continuum.io/downloads) as an OS-agnostic solution to installing Python and pystan without administrative privileges. For Windows users, Anaconda also provides a GUI. Once you have anaconda, you can install pystan without root by using:
> conda install -c anaconda pystan
If you're on Windows, see http://pystan.readthedocs.io/en/latest/windows.html for installating Pystan.
To install R without root, see here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/posts/149455
To install RStan for Linux/Mac: https://github.com/stan-dev/rstan/wiki/Installing-RStan-on-Mac-or-Linux
To install RStan for Windows: https://github.com/stan-dev/rstan/wiki/Installing-RStan-on-Windows
* Note: Python code is written for 2.7, but is easy to convert to Python 3 compatible code if needed.