Turing Documentation

Welcome to the documentation for Turing 0.5.

Introduction

Turing is a universal probabilistic programming language with an intuitive modelling interface, composable probabilistic inference and computational scalability.

Turing provides Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (HMC) and particle MCMC sampling algorithms for complex posterior distributions (e.g. those involving discrete variables and stochastic control flows). Current features include:

  • Universal probabilistic programming with an intuitive modelling interface;
  • Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (HMC) sampling for differentiable posterior distributions;
  • Particle MCMC sampling for complex posterior distributions involving discrete variables and stochastic control flow; and
  • Gibbs sampling that combines particle MCMC, HMC and many other MCMC algorithms.