R and Python and Stan and You




Language wars are for linguists.




The rest of us speak like our families, friends, and colleagues do.




Literature is usually more important to us than language.




Lots of first-rate work is written today in R and Python.




Lots of first-rate work is written today in R and Python and Stan.

That's why they're so important.

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Literature is the key to their success




Literature is the key to their success

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Some examples…


State-of-the-art IRL methods availablility:

  • MATLAB (ca 2006)
  • R (ca 2008)
  • Python (ca 2012)




But, equally state-of-the-art Martinsson, Rokhlin, Tygert methods not yet in R (AFAIK)

Recent trends




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