Key FeaturesSimplify the Bayes process for solving complex statistical problems using Python;Tutorial guide that will take the you through the journey of Bayesian analysis with the help of sample problems and practice exercises;Learn how and when to use Bayesian analysis in your applications with this guide.Book DescriptionThe purpose of this book is to teach the main concepts of Bayesian modeling using Python, we will learn how to effectively use PyMC3, a python library for probabilistic programming, to perform Bayesian parameter estimation, and to check and validate models. This book will began by introducing the key concepts of the Bayesian framework and the main advantages of this approach from a practical point of view. Moving on, we will explore the power and flexibility of generalized linear models and how to adapt them to a wide array of problems, including regression and classification. We will also look into mixture models to cluster data, and we will finish with advanced topics like non-parametrics models, decision analysis and optimization. With the help of synthetic and real-world data-sets you will learn to implement, check and expand Bayesian models to solve your statistical problems.What you will learnUnderstand the essentials Bayesian concepts from a practical point of viewLearn how to build probabilistic models using the Python library PyMC3Acquire the skills to sanity-check your models and modify them if necessaryAdd structure to your models and get the advantages of hierarchical modelsFind out how different models can be used to answer different data analysis questionsWhen in doubt, learn to choose between alternative models.Predict continuous target outcomes using regression analysis or assign classes using logistic and softmax regression.Learn how to think probabilistically and unleash the power and flexibility of the Bayesian framework
Author: Osvaldo Martin
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