Probabilistic Programming & Bayesian Methods for hackers

I don’t know when people exactly started using the awesome platform that is IPython to write full-fledged books, but this is one of those that you don’t want to miss. It’s basically a tutorial on Bayesian methods, using the PyMC package to explain several things like,

  • What is probabilistic programming?
  • How does Bayesian inference work?
  • Why should you care about the law of large numbers?
  • What is the mysterious MCMC method?

Check it out here. It’s very well-written. 🙂