Hi, Pioneers of STAN!
My name is Jungang, a new developer here. It is so great to become a contributor for this famous software.
My research topic is about Bayesian statistics and I can code HMC (or NUTS) by hand in Python. I am interested in different methods of MCMC and I would like to contribute to PyStan. But I do not know where I can start to contribute. Could someone have recommendation for where new contributor can get started in PyStan?
Wonderful to have you here @jungang !
One place to start might be the open issues on PyStan’s github:
Nice to meet you. Are you already familiar how Stan works (sampling and algorithms are done with C++ and these are wrapped with python).
I recommend checking PyStan and httpstan repo how things work there. Also I recommend checking ArviZ repo for diagnostics and post-processing.
Thank you so much @jsocolar ! I will check these issues to figure out what I can do.
Nice to meet you too. Thanks for your recommendation. Actually I am just familiar with the usage of PyStan but not know how it works. I will follow you idea to check how PyStan works at first. Thanks again.