[ml] monday 7/21: applied probability in python and gibbs sampling for RBMs?

Mike Schachter mike at mindmech.com
Sat Nov 19 13:59:58 PST 2011


Hey guys,

There's some room conflicts on Monday that I'd like
to avoid, but also some time issues on my end. I'm
going to push this workshop to the next Monday,
November 28th. I'll announce it more formally this
weekend or early next week.

  mike


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com> wrote:
> Hey everyone,
>
> I want to give a preliminary workshop on Monday that deals
> with sampling from probability distributions in python,
> using scipy.
>
> But also, we've talked in the past about restricted
> boltzmann machines, which are in general a subset
> of Ising models:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ising_model
>
> I'd like to start by talking about sampling from probability
> distributions, and then go into a technique for sampling
> from an Ising model, one called Gibb's sampling:
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibbs_sampling
>
> Anyone interested? I'll make a more formal announcement
> if I can get a "yes" or two.
>
>  mike
>


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