flat-mcmc is a Haskell library for painless, efficient, general-purpose sampling from continuous distributions.
flat-mcmc uses an ensemble sampler that is invariant to affine transformations of space. It wanders a target probability distribution's parameter space as if it had been "flattened" or "unstretched" in some sense, allowing many particles to explore it locally and in parallel.
In general this sampler is useful when you want decent performance without dealing with any tuning parameters or local proposal distributions.
flat-mcmc exports an
mcmc function that prints a trace to stdout, as well
flat transition operator that can be used more generally.
import Numeric.MCMC.Flat import qualified Data.Vector.Unboxed as U (unsafeIndex) rosenbrock :: Particle -> Double rosenbrock xs = negate (5 * (x1 - x0 ^ 2) ^ 2 + 0.05 * (1 - x0) ^ 2) where x0 = U.unsafeIndex xs 0 x1 = U.unsafeIndex xs 1 origin :: Ensemble origin = ensemble [ particle [negate 1.0, negate 1.0] , particle [negate 1.0, 1.0] , particle [1.0, negate 1.0] , particle [1.0, 1.0] ] main :: IO () main = withSystemRandom . asGenIO $ mcmc 12500 origin rosenbrock