BIE: Bayesian Inference Engine

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BIE: Bayesian Inference Engine

Post by kcd » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:04 am

[c]BIE: Bayesian Inference Engine[/c][/b]
Abstract: The Bayesian Inference Engine (BIE) is an object-oriented library of tools written in C++ designed explicitly to enable Bayesian update and model comparison for astronomical problems. To facilitate "what if" exploration, BIE provides a command line interface (written with Bison and Flex) to run input scripts. The output of the code is a simulation of the Bayesian posterior distribution from which summary statistics e.g. by taking moments, or determine confidence intervals and so forth, can be determined. All of these quantities are fundamentally integrals and the Markov Chain approach produces variates $ heta$ distributed according to $P( heta|D)$ so moments are trivially obtained by summing of the ensemble of variates.

Credit: Weinberg, Martin D.


Bibcode: 2013ascl.soft12004W

ID: ascl:1312.004
Last edited by Ada Coda on Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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