Product of distributions as variational family


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I’m a beginner at Edward. I wonder if there’s a way to define the variational family of a random variable as the product of, say, unit Gaussian distributions with the same mean and variance? For example, how can I define qx = ∏ Normal(loc = a, scale = b), where a = tf.Variable(1.) and b = tf.Variable(1.)?

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