I’ve created a prototype command line interface for Stan that’s meant to be easier to use than CmdStan. If anyone is a CmdStan users and has some time to check it out, please leave some feedback here on discourse.
There are more details in this blogpost: https://www.generable.com/blog/2020/08/prototype-simplified-cli-to-stan/
For those that don’t want to click through, here’s some of the information.
How to get the Prototype
The prototype is currently on a branch of CmdStan,
delta to 0.9 and
max_depth to 14
> examples/bernoulli/bernoulli sample --delta 0.9 --max_depth 14 --data_file examples/bernoulli/bernoulli.data.R
> examples/bernoulli/bernoulli sample adapt delta=0.9 algorithm=hmc engine=nuts max_depth=14 data file=examples/bernoulli/bernoulli.data.R
In the prototype, the order of the options doesn’t matter. In CmdStan, arguments are nested, so you need
algorithm=hmc engine=nuts max_depth=14 to set the max treedepth.
If you have any feedback, good or bad, please post it here or dm me.