Recommended prerequisite resources for Edward?

Hi all,

What resources would you recommend for someone who is just getting started with Edward? What lectures, books, papers etc might be useful for better understanding the theory behind this library?


Great question. For a high-level yet technical overview, the suggestion I always give is Blei (2014) (it is also a main reference listed in the API frontpage). We give brief background information at the bottom of the Tutorials page.

Lots of specific concepts Edward enables such as deep generative models or black box variational inference are very recent. This means there typically are no surveys so you need to delve into particular papers.

That is really helpful. Thank you!