Monthly Math development meeting: 11/18/2021, 10 am ET

Hey all, we’ve been having monthly Math meetings on the third Thursday of the month. The next one is Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10 am ET (1400 UTC).

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.

Tagging people: @Funko_Unko, @storopoli, @stevebronder, @jgaeb, @spinkney, @Bob_Carpenter, @rok_cesnovar, @wds15

Everyone is more than welcome to join!

Please post any discussion items in the thread below. Thanks!


I think @rok_cesnovar is going to be busy, but let’s talk a little about the distributions and testing. Maybe there’s a way we can reduce the burden by outlining and defining the problems we’re having.

So today (17.11.) or tomorrow (Thursday)?

Tomorrow, Thursday! Sorry… messed up the date. Will update to 11/18!!

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I’m in the meeting. Feel free to join if you can make it.

@spinkney is here too!

@rok_cesnovar is here.

Meeting adjourned.

We talked about:

  • @rok_cesnovar’s talk at noon.
  • testing and meeting up next week to discuss testing in depth
  • some other potential projects to help the Stan ecosystem (just brainstorming ideas)