Newbie to probabilistic programming


#1

Hi,

I am a newbie to probabilistic programming. I would like to know which resources or books to read on to catch with the field probabilistic programming or deep probabilistic programming.

Best regards,
An


#2

Hi, I recommend the documentation on the website (http://edwardlib.org). See, e.g., the tutorials and API documentation. For a general overview, see Blei (2014).

Edward is pretty encompassing, so there isn’t one survey or textbook that covers all its features. For learning about specific models or inference algorithms, you’d have to look into specific survey papers, such as one on Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, or say, mixed membership models.