Stan: The Gathering, May, 06, 2021, 11 am EST

Hangouts Link: 3

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Please add your agenda items in replies.

Agenda item: @andrewgelman and I wanted to talk a bit about getting approximate draws after optimization, which is currently only available in rstan but could be useful to add to Stan itself.

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Some notes from today:

Automatic Guide Generation for Stan via NumPyro

Guillaume Baudart and Louis Mandel made some experiments of running the autoguides of NumPyro on the PosteriorDB models using the Stan to NumPyro compiler:

Feedback welcome!

cmdstanr supports diagnose method now

Jonah and Mitzi reviewed and merged Rok’s PR adding CmdStan’s diagnose method (comparing Stan’s gradients to finite diffs) to CmdStanR: Add diagnose method by rok-cesnovar · Pull Request #485 · stan-dev/cmdstanr · GitHub

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