# mwc-probability: Sampling function-based probability distributions.

A simple probability distribution type, where distributions are characterized by sampling functions.

This implementation is a thin layer over `mwc-random`

, which handles RNG
state-passing automatically by using a `PrimMonad`

like `IO`

or `ST s`

under
the hood.

*Examples*

Transform a distribution's support while leaving its density structure invariant:

-- uniform over [0, 1] to uniform over [1, 2] succ <$> uniform

Sequence distributions together using bind:

-- a beta-binomial conjugate distribution beta 1 10 >>= binomial 10

Use do-notation to build complex joint distributions from composable, local conditionals:

hierarchicalModel = do [c, d, e, f] <- replicateM 4 $ uniformR (1, 10) a <- gamma c d b <- gamma e f p <- beta a b n <- uniformR (5, 10) binomial n p

Versions [faq] | 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.1.3, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.0, 2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3, 2.0.4 |
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Dependencies | base (>=4.8 && <5), mwc-random, primitive, transformers [details] |

License | MIT |

Author | Jared Tobin |

Maintainer | jared@jtobin.ca |

Revised | Revision 1 made by HerbertValerioRiedel at Thu Jul 20 14:49:34 UTC 2017 |

Category | Math |

Home page | http://github.com/jtobin/mwc-probability |

Source repo | head: git clone http://github.com/jtobin/mwc-probability.git |

Uploaded | by JaredTobin at Thu Mar 3 09:15:11 UTC 2016 |

Distributions | LTSHaskell:2.0.4, NixOS:2.0.4, Stackage:2.0.4 |

Downloads | 4089 total (161 in the last 30 days) |

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Status | Docs available [build log] Last success reported on 2016-11-27 [all 1 reports] |

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