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Stan is a programming language created in 2012.

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Stan is a probabilistic programming language for statistical inference written in C++. The Stan language is used to specify a (Bayesian) statistical model with an imperative program calculating the log probability density function. Stan is licensed under the New BSD License. Read more on Wikipedia...


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data { int<lower=0> N; vector[N] incumbency_88; vector[N] vote_86; vector[N] vote_88; } parameters { vector[3] beta; real<lower=0> sigma; } model { vote_88 ~ normal(beta[1] + beta[2] * vote_86 + beta[3] * incumbency_88,sigma); }

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Books about Stan from ISBNdb

title authors year publisher
Statistical Rethinking: A Bayesian Course with Examples in R and Stan (Chapman & Hall/CRC Texts in Statistical Science) McElreath, Richard 2015 Chapman and Hall/CRC
Doing Bayesian Data Analysis: A Tutorial with R, JAGS, and Stan Kruschke, John 2014 Academic Press
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