Stan General Meeting, October 10, 2019 11 am EDT

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Instructions: Ask to attend in the hangouts interface and someone should let you in in the first 10 minutes of the meeting. Email if you have problems or want to attend the physical meeting in New York City.

Please add your agenda items in replies.

  • threaded warmup plans - asking for people who are interested to help

Steve: Documentation and fixing Stan Math documentation.

Aki: Gave two talks on Bayesian Workflow, arrive next week on the 15th to NYC

Jonah: Working on CmdStanR, working on papers.

Sebastian: Threading building blocks(TBB) into Stan, with some windows problems.

Andrew: Finished regression and other stories. Talking about A/B testing.

Charles: Exposing newton solver w/new compiler. Working on monster model.

Lauren: Working on papers.

Sean: New compiler ready for release. Ryan has PR up that integrates optimization. Rok has PR up. Working on SBG

Breck: Working with YouTube manager, install video maybe. Discourse manager starting to define role, big thread on code of conduct.

Bob:Unit test for Stan math, removed bunch 10k lines of code.

Ben B: Workin on PR for Aki.

------------------General Meeting----------

Stan Install issues

Break down by platform, checklist steps for install for windows.

Lets hire an install manager

$10k job for installation to be proposed to SGB by Breck

Case Studies in R and Python. Either do separate case studies or single control if it is a single document that switches between R and Python.

Sebastian wants to work on threaded warmup.

Bob warmup idea.

You left before the ends so here is quick report of what happened after that. The final line on this topic was to make a prototype and then tag @betanalpha first.

I also posted the links to the speedup you got with TBB and no one was aware of those so please post those on Discourse.