On shinystan 3.0

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Abstract

In this talk I will discuss several angles with respect to the new version of shinystan that is being developed. From a user’s perspective I will explain some new features, including report generation. I discuss how some new features might be useful for teaching Bayesian statistics and stan in particular. We will discuss diagnosing your model, finding relevant issues, and how shinystan can help make those tasks easier. From a development perspective I explain the reason to restructure the backend of shinystan, and how the restructuring enables easier contributions from the community to the project. Finally, feedback and wishlist, what do you want (shiny)stan to help you with?

Date
Oct 31, 2019 6:50 PM — 7:35 PM
Location
Dutch Healthcare Authority (“Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit”)
Newtonlaan 1-41, Utrecht, 3584BX, The Netherlands
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Duco Veen
PhD Candidate

I am a PhD Candidate at the department of Methodology & Statistics of Utrecht University in the Netherlands. My research interests lie primarily in the area of Bayesian statistics. My docteral projects under the supervision of Rens van de Schoot concerns the elicitation of expert judgements in the social sciences and we investigate expert-data (dis)agreements.