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Bayesian Analysis with Python by Osvaldo Martin

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By Osvaldo Martin

Key Features

  • Simplify the Bayes approach for fixing complicated statistical difficulties utilizing Python;
  • Tutorial consultant that may take the you thru the adventure of Bayesian research with the aid of pattern difficulties and perform exercises;
  • Learn how and whilst to take advantage of Bayesian research on your purposes with this guide.

Book Description

The objective of this booklet is to educate the most thoughts of Bayesian information research. we'll how to successfully use PyMC3, a Python library for probabilistic programming, to accomplish Bayesian parameter estimation, to envision versions and validate them. This ebook starts offering the foremost thoughts of the Bayesian framework and the most benefits of this procedure from a pragmatic perspective. relocating on, we'll discover the facility and suppleness of generalized linear versions and the way to evolve them to a wide range of difficulties, together with regression and category. we'll additionally inspect combination versions and clustering info, and we are going to end with complicated subject matters like non-parametrics types and Gaussian procedures. With the aid of Python and PyMC3 you'll discover ways to enforce, cost and extend Bayesian types to unravel information research problems.

What you are going to learn

  • Understand the necessities Bayesian thoughts from a realistic element of view
  • Learn the way to construct probabilistic types utilizing the Python library PyMC3
  • Acquire the abilities to sanity-check your types and alter them if necessary
  • Add constitution in your types and get the benefits of hierarchical models
  • Find out how varied versions can be utilized to respond to diverse facts research questions
  • When doubtful, learn how to choose from substitute models.
  • Predict non-stop objective results utilizing regression research or assign periods utilizing logistic and softmax regression.
  • Learn the best way to imagine probabilistically and unharness the facility and suppleness of the Bayesian framework

About the Author

Osvaldo Martin is a researcher on the nationwide medical and Technical learn Council (CONICET), the most association in command of the promoting of technology and know-how in Argentina. He has labored on structural bioinformatics and computational biology difficulties, particularly on how you can validate structural protein types. He has event in utilizing Markov Chain Monte Carlo how you can simulate molecules and likes to use Python to unravel information research difficulties. He has taught classes approximately structural bioinformatics, Python programming, and, extra lately, Bayesian information research. Python and Bayesian facts have reworked the way in which he appears to be like at technological know-how and thinks approximately difficulties often. Osvaldo was once particularly prompted to jot down this ebook to aid others in constructing probabilistic types with Python, despite their mathematical historical past. he's an energetic member of the PyMOL neighborhood (a C/Python-based molecular viewer), and lately he has been making small contributions to the probabilistic programming library PyMC3.

Table of Contents

  1. Thinking Probabilistically - A Bayesian Inference Primer
  2. Programming Probabilistically – A PyMC3 Primer
  3. Juggling with Multi-Parametric and Hierarchical Models
  4. Understanding and Predicting facts with Linear Regression Models
  5. Classifying results with Logistic Regression
  6. Model Comparison
  7. Mixture Models
  8. Gaussian Processes

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Bayesian Analysis with Python

Key FeaturesSimplify the Bayes approach for fixing advanced statistical difficulties utilizing Python;Tutorial consultant that would take the you thru the adventure of Bayesian research with the aid of pattern difficulties and perform exercises;Learn how and while to take advantage of Bayesian research on your functions with this advisor.

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Under the Aristotelian or classical logic, we can only have statements taking the values true or false. Under the Bayesian definition of probability, certainty is just a special case: a true statement has a probability of 1, a false one has probability 0. We would assign a probability of 1 about life on Mars only after having conclusive data indicating something is growing and reproducing and doing other activities we associate with living organisms. Notice, however, that assigning a probability of 0 is harder because we can always think that there is some Martian spot that is unexplored, or that we have made mistakes with some experiment, or several other reasons that could lead us to falsely believe life is absent on Mars when it is not.

The likelihood is how we will introduce data in our analysis. It is an expression of the plausibility of the data given the parameters. The posterior distribution is the result of the Bayesian analysis and reflects all that we know about a problem (given our data and model). The posterior is a probability distribution for the parameters in our model and not a single value. This distribution is a balance of the prior and the likelihood. There is a joke that says: A Bayesian is one who, vaguely expecting a horse, and catching a glimpse of a donkey, strongly believes he has seen a mule.

Under the Bayesian definition of probability, certainty is just a special case: a true statement has a probability of 1, a false one has probability 0. We would assign a probability of 1 about life on Mars only after having conclusive data indicating something is growing and reproducing and doing other activities we associate with living organisms. Notice, however, that assigning a probability of 0 is harder because we can always think that there is some Martian spot that is unexplored, or that we have made mistakes with some experiment, or several other reasons that could lead us to falsely believe life is absent on Mars when it is not.

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