This is the content for the Bayesian Methods in Astronomy workshop, presented at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. The full repository can be found on GitHub: http://github.com/jakevdp/AAS227Workshop
For this workshop we will be using Python, and in particular Python version 3.4-3.5. In addition, we will make use of the following packages, along with their dependencies.
Note that familiarity with the following packages is considered a pre-requisite to the workshop. We will not be spending time helping people with setting up or installing these packages.
To install these dependencies, I highly recommend using the miniconda Python installer (be sure to download the Python 3.5 version of miniconda). Once this is installed, run the following commands in your terminal:
$ conda install numpy scipy pandas matplotlib ipython-notebook pip
On top of these prerequisites, we will be introducing two relatively lightweight packages designed to enable efficient Bayesian computation in Python. They are:
These can be installed via the Python Package Index, using the
$ pip install emcee $ pip install corner
All the material for this workshop, as well as the exercises we will work on together, is contained in IPython notebooks within this repository. Please clone this repository (if you are familiar with Git) or download the zip file (link is to the right on the main repository page) to download this content; note that I will likely update the material in the days prior to the workshop, so please plan to git-pull or re-download the zip file the morning of the workshop.