Skip to content
master
Switch branches/tags
Go to file
Code

Latest commit

 

Git stats

Files

Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
Type
Name
Latest commit message
Commit time
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

README.md

Stein Gradient Estimator

Thank you for your interest in our paper:

Yingzhen Li and Richard E. Turner

Gradient Estimators for Implicit Models

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2018

Roughly speaking, whenever you need to compute dlogp(x)/dx you can use our method. Applications include: variational inference, maximum entropy, gradient-based MCMC, entropy regularisation (to GANs), and more...

Please consider citing the paper when any of the material is used for your research.

Contributions: Yingzhen derived the estimator and implemented all experiments. Rich provided advices for paper writing. Other people who provided comments on the manuscript are acknowledged in the paper.

Experiments

I've got three experiments to demonstrate the wide application of the gradient estimator. In the folders you can find the corresponding code, each accompanied by another README.md for further details.

Also the kernel induced hamiltonian flow code depends on another package, see https://github.com/karlnapf/kernel_hmc

Citing the paper (bib)

@inproceedings{li2018gradient,
  title = {Gradient Estimators for Implicit Models},
  author = {Li, Yingzhen and Turner, Richard E.},
  booktitle = {International Conference on Learning Representations},
  year = {2018}
}

About

Code release for the ICLR paper

Resources

License

Releases

No releases published

Packages

No packages published