# flat-mcmc: Painless general-purpose sampling.

flat-mcmc is a Haskell library for painless, efficient, general-purpose sampling from continuous distributions.

flat-mcmc uses an ensemble sampler that is invariant to affine transformations of space. It wanders a target probability distribution's parameter space as if it had been "flattened" or "unstretched" in some sense, allowing many particles to explore it locally and in parallel.

In general this sampler is useful when you want decent performance without dealing with any tuning parameters or local proposal distributions.

flat-mcmc exports an `mcmc`

function that prints a trace to stdout, as well
as a `flat`

transition operator that can be used more generally.

import Numeric.MCMC.Flat import qualified Data.Vector.Unboxed as U (unsafeIndex) rosenbrock :: Particle -> Double rosenbrock xs = negate (5 * (x1 - x0 ^ 2) ^ 2 + 0.05 * (1 - x0) ^ 2) where x0 = U.unsafeIndex xs 0 x1 = U.unsafeIndex xs 1 origin :: Ensemble origin = ensemble [ particle [negate 1.0, negate 1.0] , particle [negate 1.0, 1.0] , particle [1.0, negate 1.0] , particle [1.0, 1.0] ] main :: IO () main = withSystemRandom . asGenIO $ mcmc 12500 origin rosenbrock

Versions [faq] | 0.1.0.0, 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.0, 1.4.0, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.0, 1.5.1, 1.5.2 |
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Dependencies | base (>4 && <6), flat-mcmc, formatting (==6.*), mcmc-types (>=1.0.1 && <2), monad-par (>=0.3.4.7 && <1), monad-par-extras (>=0.3.3 && <1), mwc-probability (>=1.0.1 && <2), pipes (==4.*), primitive (>=0.6 && <1), text (>=1.2 && <2), transformers (>=0.2 && <0.6), vector (>=0.10 && <1) [details] |

License | MIT |

Author | Jared Tobin |

Maintainer | jared@jtobin.ca |

Category | Math |

Home page | https://github.com/jtobin/flat-mcmc |

Source repo | head: git clone http://github.com/jtobin/flat-mcmc.git |

Uploaded | by JaredTobin at 2016-12-01T21:48:32Z |

Distributions | LTSHaskell:1.5.0, NixOS:1.5.2, Stackage:1.5.0 |

Executables | bnn-example |

Downloads | 6951 total (18 in the last 30 days) |

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Status | Docs available [build log] Last success reported on 2016-12-02 [all 1 reports] |

## Downloads

- flat-mcmc-1.4.1.tar.gz [browse] (Cabal source package)
- Package description (as included in the package)