Beginner’s Guide to Stan Reference Models (User Manual v2.16)

The Stan modeling language manual provides an extensive collection of example models. These example models help Stan users understand the modeling language and modeling techniques as they learn this powerful tool. Due to its power and ability to handle many types of modelling scenarios, however, it might be somewhat difficult for beginners who lack either the statistical background, computational background, and/or domain background to easily digest each example model. As we are learning Stan, we thought it helpful to create a Bayesian workflow for each example model in the manual… Continue Reading