Monthly Math development meeting: 07/15/2021, 10 am EDT

Hey all, we’ve been having monthly Math meetings on the third Thursday of the month. The next one is today, July 15, 2021, at 10 am EDT.

This will last no more than one hour; if we need more time, we will schedule additional time.

This meeting is open to all those that currently contribute to the Math library or that would like to contribute to the Math library. If you’d like an invite to the Google Calendar event, please DM me with your Google handle. If you’d like to just have a copy of the event on your calendar, please use this link:

Direct Google Meet link:


  • this is a chance to collaborate and coordinate efforts. We’re expecting everyone to be kind and courteous. And patient. We have a team with diverse backgrounds.
  • impactful decisions will not be made at these meetings. That will continue to be done online on these forums. The meetings are a good time to discuss and get on the same page, but the decision making will be done online where we can include the opinions of others that can’t make the meeting.
  • important discussions that happen at the meeting will be communicated back online on these forums. If they don’t make it back here, it wasn’t important. No one will be penalized for not being present at a meeting.

If there’s anything you know you want to talk about, please post here. This is a good time to request help from others if there’s expertise that you need.

cc: @bbbales2, @rok_cesnovar, @stevebronder , @storopoli, @charlesm93, @spinkney, @charlesm93, @wds15, @tadej, @Funko_Unko

I know it’s short notice… if anyone wants the calendar invite, please let me know. Also, if this isn’t ideal, we can switch times.

I’m going to be walking through and clearing out old issues and PRs for the hour if there aren’t things to get clarity on. It’s a good time to do some cleaning of the repo.

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@spinkney, @storopoli, @stevebronder are online.

We’re talking about multi-variate Student t distribution. And whether or not the derivative is working for multinormal.

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@spinkney: opening up a constraint transform as functions that would automatically do the Jacobian adjustment. Thinking about opening up a design doc.


Meeting adjourned!

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