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Practical Probabilistic Programming by Avi Pfeffer

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Part 1. Introducing probabilistic programming and Figaro

What is probabilistic programming? Why is it useful? How do you use it? These questions are the main subject of part 1. Chapter 1 introduces you to the basic ideas of probabilistic programming. It begins with the concept of a probabilistic reasoning system and shows you how probabilistic programming marries the traditional concept of probabilistic reasoning systems with programming language technology.

In this book, you’ll use a probabilistic programming system called Figaro. Chapter 1 briefly introduces Figaro, while chapter 2 presents a quick tutorial of all the main Figaro concepts, so you can quickly start writing probabilistic programs. Chapter 3 presents a complete probabilistic ...

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