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Logo JMLR GPML Gaussian Processes for Machine Learning Toolbox 3.5

by hn - December 8, 2014, 13:54:38 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX Download ] 21301 views, 4972 downloads, 3 subscriptions

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About: The GPML toolbox is a flexible and generic Octave 3.2.x and Matlab 7.x implementation of inference and prediction in Gaussian Process (GP) models.

  • mechanism for specifying hyperparameter priors (together with Roman Garnett and José Vallet)
  • new inference method inf/infGrid allowing efficient inference for data defined on a Cartesian grid (together with Andrew Wilson)
  • new mean/cov functions for preference learning: meanPref/covPref
  • new mean/cov functions for non-vectorial data: meanDiscrete/covDiscrete
  • new piecewise constant nearest neighbor mean function: meanNN
  • new mean functions being predictions from GPs: meanGP and meanGPexact
  • new covariance function for standard additive noise: covEye
  • new covariance function for factor analysis: covSEfact
  • new covariance function with varying length scale : covSEvlen
  • make covScale more general to scaling with a function instead of a scalar
  • bugfix in covGabor* and covSM (due to Andrew Gordon Wilson)
  • bugfix in lik/likBeta.m (suggested by Dali Wei)
  • bugfix in solve_chol.c (due to Todd Small)
  • bugfix in FITC inference mode (due to Joris Mooij) where the wrong mode for post.L was chosen when using infFITC and post.L being a diagonal matrix
  • bugfix in infVB marginal likelihood for likLogistic with nonzero mean function (reported by James Lloyd)
  • removed the combination likErf/infVB as it yields a bad posterior approximation and lacks theoretical justification
  • Matlab and Octave compilation for L-BFGS-B v2.4 and the more recent L-BFGS-B v3.0 (contributed by José Vallet)
  • smaller bugfixes in gp.m (due to Joris Mooij and Ernst Kloppenburg)
  • bugfix in lik/likBeta.m (due to Dali Wei)
  • updated use of logphi in lik/likErf
  • bugfix in util/solve_chol.c where a typing issue occured on OS X (due to Todd Small)
  • bugfix due to Bjørn Sand Jensen noticing that cov_deriv_sq_dist.m was missing in the distribution
  • bugfix in infFITC_EP for ttau->inf (suggested by Ryan Turner)

Logo Toeblitz Toolkit for Fast Toeplitz Matrix Operations 1.03

by cunningham - August 13, 2014, 02:21:36 CET [ BibTeX Download ] 2913 views, 738 downloads, 2 subscriptions

About: Toeblitz is a MATLAB/Octave package for operations on positive definite Toeplitz matrices. It can solve Toeplitz systems Tx = b in O(n*log(n)) time and O(n) memory, compute matrix inverses T^(-1) (with free log determinant) in O(n^2) time and memory, compute log determinants (without inverses) in O(n^2) time and O(n) memory, and compute traces of products A*T for any matrix A, in minimal O(n^2) time and memory.


Adding a write-up in written/toeblitz.pdf describing the package.

Logo JMLR GPstuff 4.5

by avehtari - July 22, 2014, 14:03:11 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX BibTeX for corresponding Paper Download ] 16844 views, 4081 downloads, 2 subscriptions

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About: The GPstuff toolbox is a versatile collection of Gaussian process models and computational tools required for inference. The tools include, among others, various inference methods, sparse approximations and model assessment methods.


2014-07-22 Version 4.5

New features

  • Input dependent noise and signal variance.

    • Tolvanen, V., Jylänki, P. and Vehtari, A. (2014). Expectation Propagation for Nonstationary Heteroscedastic Gaussian Process Regression. In Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, accepted for publication. Preprint
  • Sparse stochastic variational inference model.

    • Hensman, J., Fusi, N. and Lawrence, N. D. (2013). Gaussian processes for big data. arXiv preprint
  • Option 'autoscale' in the gp_rnd.m to get split normal approximated samples from the posterior predictive distribution of the latent variable.

    • Geweke, J. (1989). Bayesian Inference in Econometric Models Using Monte Carlo Integration. Econometrica, 57(6):1317-1339.

    • Villani, M. and Larsson, R. (2006). The Multivariate Split Normal Distribution and Asymmetric Principal Components Analysis. Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, 35(6):1123-1140.


  • New unit test environment using the Matlab built-in test framework (the old Xunit package is still also supported).
  • Precomputed demo results (including the figures) are now available in the folder tests/realValues.
  • New demos demonstrating new features etc.
    • demo_epinf, demonstrating the input dependent noise and signal variance model
    • demo_svi_regression, demo_svi_classification
    • demo_modelcomparison2, demo_survival_comparison

Several minor bugfixes

Logo JMLR Information Theoretical Estimators 0.60

by szzoli - June 3, 2014, 00:17:33 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX BibTeX for corresponding Paper Download ] 56748 views, 11894 downloads, 2 subscriptions

About: ITE (Information Theoretical Estimators) is capable of estimating many different variants of entropy, mutual information, divergence, association measures, cross quantities and kernels on distributions. Thanks to its highly modular design, ITE supports additionally (i) the combinations of the estimation techniques, (ii) the easy construction and embedding of novel information theoretical estimators, and (iii) their immediate application in information theoretical optimization problems.

  • Quick test on the Tsallis divergence: introduced.

  • Pearson chi square divergence estimation in the exponential family (MLE + analytical formula): added.

About: The glm-ie toolbox contains scalable estimation routines for GLMs (generalised linear models) and SLMs (sparse linear models) as well as an implementation of a scalable convex variational Bayesian inference relaxation. We designed the glm-ie package to be simple, generic and easily expansible. Most of the code is written in Matlab including some MEX files. The code is fully compatible to both Matlab 7.x and GNU Octave 3.2.x. Probabilistic classification, sparse linear modelling and logistic regression are covered in a common algorithmical framework allowing for both MAP estimation and approximate Bayesian inference.


added factorial mean field inference as a third algorithm complementing expectation propagation and variational Bayes

generalised non-Gaussian potentials so that affine instead of linear functions of the latent variables can be used

Logo NaN toolbox 2.5.2

by schloegl - February 10, 2012, 11:45:52 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX Download ] 31311 views, 6374 downloads, 1 subscription

About: NaN-toolbox is a statistics and machine learning toolbox for handling data with and without missing values.


Changes in v.2.5.2 - faster version of quantile if multiple quantiles are requested - removes the dependency on ZLIB and thus - fixes "pkg install nan" for Octave on Windows - a number of minor improvements

For details see the CHANGELOG at

Logo svn-r1070-Apr-2011

by sonne - April 8, 2011, 10:15:49 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX Download ] 3959 views, 757 downloads, 1 subscription

About: The source code of the site - a community portal for machine learning data sets.


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Logo mldata-utils 0.5.0

by sonne - April 8, 2011, 10:02:44 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX Download ] 20741 views, 4368 downloads, 1 subscription

About: Tools to convert datasets from various formats to various formats, performance measures and API functions to communicate with

  • Change task file format, such that data splits can have a variable number items and put into up to 256 categories of training/validation/test/not used/...
  • Various bugfixes.

Logo Hidden Markov Support Vector Machines 0.2

by pramod - April 16, 2010, 17:27:41 CET [ BibTeX Download ] 4997 views, 1266 downloads, 1 subscription

About: This software is an implementation of Hidden Markov Support Vector Machines (HMSVMs).


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About: This toolbox provides functions for maximizing and minimizing submodular set functions, with applications to Bayesian experimental design, inference in Markov Random Fields, clustering and others.

  • Modified specification of optional parameters (using sfo_opt)
  • Added sfo_ls_lazy for maximizing nonnegative submodular functions
  • Added sfo_fn_infogain, sfo_fn_lincomb, sfo_fn_invert, ...
  • Added additional documentation and more examples
  • Now Octave ready

Logo FWTN 1.0

by hn - March 25, 2010, 16:58:24 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX Download ] 4060 views, 900 downloads, 1 subscription

About: Orthonormal wavelet transform for D dimensional tensors in L levels. Generic quadrature mirror filters and tensor sizes. Runtime is O(n), plain C, MEX-wrapper and demo provided.


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Logo JMLR Error Correcting Output Codes Library 0.1

by sescalera - March 5, 2010, 16:49:12 CET [ Project Homepage BibTeX BibTeX for corresponding Paper Download ] 9004 views, 1184 downloads, 1 subscription

About: The open source Error-Correcting Output Codes (ECOC) library contains both state-of-the-art coding and decoding designs, as well as the option to include your own coding, decoding, and base classifier.


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