probability_distributions.py

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# Copyright 2017 the GPflow authors.
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# Eventually, it would be nice to not have to have our own classes for
# proability distributions. The TensorFlow "distributions" framework would
# be a good replacement.
class ProbabilityDistribution:
"""
This is the base class for a probability distributions,
over which we take the expectations in the expectations framework.
"""
pass
class Gaussian(ProbabilityDistribution):
def __init__(self, mu, cov):
self.mu = mu # [N, D]
self.cov = cov # [N, D, D]
class DiagonalGaussian(ProbabilityDistribution):
def __init__(self, mu, cov):
self.mu = mu # [N, D]
self.cov = cov # [N, D]
class MarkovGaussian(ProbabilityDistribution):
"""
Gaussian distribution with Markov structure.
Only covariances and covariances between t and t+1 need to be
parameterised. We use the solution proposed by Carl Rasmussen, i.e. to
represent
Var[x_t] = cov[x_t, :, :] * cov[x_t, :, :].T
Cov[x_t, x_{t+1}] = cov[t, :, :] * cov[t+1, :, :]
"""
def __init__(self, mu, cov):
self.mu = mu # N+[1, D]
self.cov = cov # 2 x (N+1)[, D, D]
```