pycbc.inference.sampler package¶
Submodules¶
pycbc.inference.sampler.base module¶
Defines the base sampler class to be inherited by all samplers.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.base.BaseSampler(model)[source]¶
Bases:
object
Abstract base class for all inference samplers.
All sampler classes must inherit from this class and implement its abstract methods.
- Parameters
model (Model) – An instance of a model from
pycbc.inference.models
.
- abstract checkpoint()[source]¶
The sampler must have a checkpoint method for dumping raw samples and stats to the file type defined by
io
.
- abstract from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
This should initialize the sampler given a config file.
- abstract property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- abstract property model_stats¶
A dict mapping model’s metadata fields to arrays of values for each sample in
raw_samples
.The arrays may have any shape, and may or may not be thinned.
- name = None¶
- abstract run()[source]¶
This function should run the sampler.
Any checkpointing should be done internally in this function.
- abstract property samples¶
A dict mapping variable_params to arrays of samples currently in memory. The dictionary may also contain sampling_params.
The sample arrays may have any shape, and may or may not be thinned.
- property sampling_params¶
Returns the sampling params used by the model.
- property static_params¶
Returns the model’s fixed parameters.
- property variable_params¶
Returns the parameters varied in the model.
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base.create_new_output_file(sampler, filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Creates a new output file.
- Parameters
sampler (sampler instance) – Sampler
filename (str) – Name of the file to create.
**kwargs – All other keyword arguments are passed through to the file’s
write_metadata
function.
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base.initial_dist_from_config(cp, variable_params, static_params=None)[source]¶
Loads a distribution for the sampler start from the given config file.
A distribution will only be loaded if the config file has a [initial-*] section(s).
- Parameters
- Returns
The initial distribution. If no [initial-*] section found in the config file, will just return None.
- Return type
JointDistribution or None
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base.setup_output(sampler, output_file, check_nsamples=True, validate=True)[source]¶
Sets up the sampler’s checkpoint and output files.
The checkpoint file has the same name as the output file, but with
.checkpoint
appended to the name. A backup file will also be created.- Parameters
sampler (sampler instance) – Sampler
output_file (str) – Name of the output file.
pycbc.inference.sampler.base_cube module¶
Common utilities for samplers that rely on transforming between a unit cube and the prior space. This is typical of many nested sampling algorithms.
pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc module¶
Provides constructor classes and convenience functions for MCMC samplers.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc.BaseMCMC[source]¶
Bases:
object
Abstract base class that provides methods common to MCMCs.
This is not a sampler class itself. Sampler classes can inherit from this along with
BaseSampler
.This class provides
set_initial_conditions
,run
, andcheckpoint
methods, which are some of the abstract methods required byBaseSampler
.This class introduces the following abstract properties and methods:
- base_shape
[property] Should give the shape of the samples arrays used by the sampler, excluding the iteraitons dimension. Needed for writing results.
- run_mcmc(niterations)
Should run the sampler for the given number of iterations. Called by
run
.
- clear_samples()
Should clear samples from memory. Called by
run
.
- set_state_from_file(filename)
Should set the random state of the sampler using the given filename. Called by
set_initial_conditions
.
- write_results(filename)
Writes results to the given filename. Called by
checkpoint
.
- compute_acf(filename, **kwargs)
[classmethod] Should compute the autocorrelation function using the given filename. Also allows for other keyword arguments.
- compute_acl(filename, **kwargs)
[classmethod] Should compute the autocorrelation length using the given filename. Also allows for other keyword arguments.
- abstract acl()[source]¶
The autocorrelation length.
This method should convert the raw ACLs into an integer or array that can be used to extract independent samples from a chain.
- property act¶
The autocorrelation time(s).
The autocorrelation time is defined as the autocorrelation length times the
thin_interval
. It gives the number of iterations between independent samples. Depending on the sampler, this may either be a single integer or an array of values.Returns
None
if no ACLs have been calculated.
- abstract property base_shape¶
What shape the sampler’s samples arrays are in, excluding the iterations dimension.
For example, if a sampler uses 20 chains and 3 temperatures, this would be
(3, 20)
. If a sampler only uses a single walker and no temperatures this would be()
.
- property burn_in¶
The class for doing burn-in tests (if specified).
- static checkpoint_from_config(cp, section)[source]¶
Gets the checkpoint interval from the given config file.
This looks for ‘checkpoint-interval’ in the section.
- property checkpoint_interval¶
The number of iterations to do between checkpoints.
- property checkpoint_signal¶
The signal to use when checkpointing.
- static ckpt_signal_from_config(cp, section)[source]¶
Gets the checkpoint signal from the given config file.
This looks for ‘checkpoint-signal’ in the section.
- abstract compute_acf(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
A method to compute the autocorrelation function of samples in the given file.
- abstract compute_acl(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
A method to compute the autocorrelation length of samples in the given file.
- abstract effective_nsamples()[source]¶
The effective number of samples post burn-in that the sampler has acquired so far.
- get_thin_interval()[source]¶
Gets the thin interval to use.
If
max_samples_per_chain
is set, this will figure out what thin interval is needed to satisfy that criteria. In that case, the thin interval used must be a multiple of the currently used thin interval.
- property max_samples_per_chain¶
The maximum number of samplers per chain that is written to disk.
- property nchains¶
The number of chains used.
- property niterations¶
The current number of iterations.
- property p0¶
A dictionary of the initial position of the chains.
This is set by using
set_p0
. If not set yet, aValueError
is raised when the attribute is accessed.
- property pos¶
A dictionary of the current walker positions.
If the sampler hasn’t been run yet, returns p0.
- property raw_acls¶
Dictionary of parameter names -> autocorrelation lengths.
Depending on the sampler, the ACLs may be an integer, or an arrray of values per chain and/or per temperature.
Returns
None
if no ACLs have been calculated.
- property raw_acts¶
Dictionary of parameter names -> autocorrelation time(s).
Returns
None
if no ACLs have been calculated.
- set_burn_in_from_config(cp)[source]¶
Sets the burn in class from the given config file.
If no burn-in section exists in the file, then this just set the burn-in class to None.
- set_p0(samples_file=None, prior=None)[source]¶
Sets the initial position of the chains.
- Parameters
samples_file (InferenceFile, optional) – If provided, use the last iteration in the given file for the starting positions.
prior (JointDistribution, optional) – Use the given prior to set the initial positions rather than
model
’s prior.
- Returns
p0 – A dictionary maping sampling params to the starting positions.
- Return type
- abstract set_state_from_file(filename)[source]¶
Sets the state of the sampler to the instance saved in a file.
- set_target(niterations=None, eff_nsamples=None)[source]¶
Sets the target niterations/nsamples for the sampler.
One or the other must be provided, not both.
- set_target_from_config(cp, section)[source]¶
Sets the target using the given config file.
This looks for
niterations
to set thetarget_niterations
, andeffective-nsamples
to set thetarget_eff_nsamples
.- Parameters
cp (ConfigParser) – Open config parser to retrieve the argument from.
section (str) – Name of the section to retrieve from.
- set_thin_interval_from_config(cp, section)[source]¶
Sets thinning options from the given config file.
- property target_eff_nsamples¶
The target number of effective samples the sampler should get.
- property target_niterations¶
The number of iterations the sampler should run for.
- property thin_interval¶
Returns the thin interval being used.
- property thin_safety_factor¶
The minimum value that
max_samples_per_chain
may be set to.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc.EnsembleSupport[source]¶
Bases:
object
Adds support for ensemble MCMC samplers.
- property acl¶
The autocorrelation length of the ensemble.
This is calculated by taking the maximum over all of the
raw_acls
. This works for both single and parallel-tempered ensemble samplers.Returns
None
if no ACLs have been set.
- property effective_nsamples¶
The effective number of samples post burn-in that the sampler has acquired so far.
- property nwalkers¶
The number of walkers used.
Alias of
nchains
.
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc.blob_data_to_dict(stat_names, blobs)[source]¶
Converts list of “blobs” to a dictionary of model stats.
Samplers like
emcee
store the extra tuple returned byCallModel
to a list called blobs. This is a list of lists of tuples with shape niterations x nwalkers x nstats, where nstats is the number of stats returned by the model’sdefault_stats
. This converts that list to a dictionary of arrays keyed by the stat names.
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc.ensemble_compute_acf(filename, start_index=None, end_index=None, per_walker=False, walkers=None, parameters=None)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrleation function for an ensemble MCMC.
By default, parameter values are averaged over all walkers at each iteration. The ACF is then calculated over the averaged chain. An ACF per-walker will be returned instead if
per_walker=True
.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACFs for.
start_index (int, optional) – The start index to compute the acl from. If None (the default), will try to use the number of burn-in iterations in the file; otherwise, will start at the first sample.
end_index (int, optional) – The end index to compute the acl to. If None (the default), will go to the end of the current iteration.
per_walker (bool, optional) – Return the ACF for each walker separately. Default is False.
walkers (int or array, optional) – Calculate the ACF using only the given walkers. If None (the default) all walkers will be used.
parameters (str or array, optional) – Calculate the ACF for only the given parameters. If None (the default) will calculate the ACF for all of the model params.
- Returns
Dictionary of arrays giving the ACFs for each parameter. If
per-walker
is True, the arrays will have shapenwalkers x niterations
.- Return type
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc.ensemble_compute_acl(filename, start_index=None, end_index=None, min_nsamples=10)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrleation length for an ensemble MCMC.
Parameter values are averaged over all walkers at each iteration. The ACL is then calculated over the averaged chain. If an ACL cannot be calculated because there are not enough samples, it will be set to
inf
.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACLs for.
start_index (int, optional) – The start index to compute the acl from. If None, will try to use the number of burn-in iterations in the file; otherwise, will start at the first sample.
end_index (int, optional) – The end index to compute the acl to. If None, will go to the end of the current iteration.
min_nsamples (int, optional) – Require a minimum number of samples to compute an ACL. If the number of samples per walker is less than this, will just set to
inf
. Default is 10.
- Returns
A dictionary giving the ACL for each parameter.
- Return type
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc.get_optional_arg_from_config(cp, section, arg, dtype=<class 'str'>)[source]¶
Convenience function to retrieve an optional argument from a config file.
- Parameters
- Returns
val – If the argument is present, the value. Otherwise, None.
- Return type
None or str
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_mcmc.raw_samples_to_dict(sampler, raw_samples)[source]¶
Convenience function for converting ND array to a dict of samples.
The samples are assumed to have dimension
[sampler.base_shape x] niterations x len(sampler.sampling_params)
.- Parameters
sampler (sampler instance) – An instance of an MCMC sampler.
raw_samples (array) – The array of samples to convert.
- Returns
A dictionary mapping the raw samples to the variable params. If the sampling params are not the same as the variable params, they will also be included. Each array will have shape
[sampler.base_shape x] niterations
.- Return type
pycbc.inference.sampler.base_multitemper module¶
Provides constructor classes provide support for parallel tempered MCMC samplers.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.base_multitemper.MultiTemperedSupport[source]¶
Bases:
object
Provides methods for supporting multi-tempered samplers.
- static betas_from_config(cp, section)[source]¶
Loads number of temperatures or betas from a config file.
This looks in the given section for:
ntemps
:The number of temperatures to use. Either this, or
inverse-temperatures-file
must be provided (but not both).
inverse-temperatures-file
:Path to an hdf file containing the inverse temperatures (“betas”) to use. The betas will be retrieved from the file’s
.attrs['betas']
. Either this orntemps
must be provided (but not both).
- Parameters
cp (WorkflowConfigParser instance) – Config file object to parse.
section (str) – The name of the section to look in.
- Returns
ntemps (int or None) – The number of temperatures to use, if it was provided.
betas (array) – The array of betas to use, if a inverse-temperatures-file was provided.
- property ntemps¶
The number of temeratures that are set.
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_multitemper.acl_from_raw_acls(acls)[source]¶
Calculates the ACL for one or more chains from a dictionary of ACLs.
This is for parallel tempered MCMCs in which the chains are independent of each other.
The ACL for each chain is maximized over the temperatures and parameters.
- Parameters
acls (dict) – Dictionary of parameter names -> ntemps x nchains arrays of ACLs (the thing returned by
compute_acl()
).- Returns
The ACL of each chain.
- Return type
array
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_multitemper.compute_acf(filename, start_index=None, end_index=None, chains=None, parameters=None, temps=None)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrleation function for independent MCMC chains with parallel tempering.
- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACFs for.
start_index (int, optional) – The start index to compute the acl from. If None (the default), will try to use the burn in iteration for each chain; otherwise, will start at the first sample.
end_index ({None, int}) – The end index to compute the acl to. If None, will go to the end of the current iteration.
chains (optional, int or array) – Calculate the ACF for only the given chains. If None (the default) ACFs for all chains will be estimated.
parameters (optional, str or array) – Calculate the ACF for only the given parameters. If None (the default) will calculate the ACF for all of the model params.
temps (optional, (list of) int or 'all') – The temperature index (or list of indices) to retrieve. If None (the default), the ACF will only be computed for the coldest (= 0) temperature chain. To compute an ACF for all temperates pass ‘all’, or a list of all of the temperatures.
- Returns
Dictionary parameter name -> ACF arrays. The arrays have shape
ntemps x nchains x niterations
.- Return type
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_multitemper.compute_acl(filename, start_index=None, end_index=None, min_nsamples=10)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrleation length for independent MCMC chains with parallel tempering.
ACLs are calculated separately for each chain.
- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACLs for.
start_index ({None, int}) – The start index to compute the acl from. If None, will try to use the number of burn-in iterations in the file; otherwise, will start at the first sample.
end_index ({None, int}) – The end index to compute the acl to. If None, will go to the end of the current iteration.
min_nsamples (int, optional) – Require a minimum number of samples to compute an ACL. If the number of samples per walker is less than this, will just set to
inf
. Default is 10.
- Returns
A dictionary of ntemps x nchains arrays of the ACLs of each parameter.
- Return type
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acf(filename, start_index=None, end_index=None, per_walker=False, walkers=None, parameters=None, temps=None)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrleation function for a parallel tempered, ensemble MCMC.
By default, parameter values are averaged over all walkers at each iteration. The ACF is then calculated over the averaged chain for each temperature. An ACF per-walker will be returned instead if
per_walker=True
.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACFs for.
start_index (int, optional) – The start index to compute the acl from. If None (the default), will try to use the number of burn-in iterations in the file; otherwise, will start at the first sample.
end_index (int, optional) – The end index to compute the acl to. If None (the default), will go to the end of the current iteration.
per_walker (bool, optional) – Return the ACF for each walker separately. Default is False.
walkers (int or array, optional) – Calculate the ACF using only the given walkers. If None (the default) all walkers will be used.
parameters (str or array, optional) – Calculate the ACF for only the given parameters. If None (the default) will calculate the ACF for all of the model params.
temps ((list of) int or 'all', optional) – The temperature index (or list of indices) to retrieve. If None (the default), the ACF will only be computed for the coldest (= 0) temperature chain. To compute an ACF for all temperates pass ‘all’, or a list of all of the temperatures.
- Returns
Dictionary of arrays giving the ACFs for each parameter. If
per-walker
is True, the arrays will have shapentemps x nwalkers x niterations
. Otherwise, the returned array will have shapentemps x niterations
.- Return type
- pycbc.inference.sampler.base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acl(filename, start_index=None, end_index=None, min_nsamples=10)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrleation length for a parallel tempered, ensemble MCMC.
Parameter values are averaged over all walkers at each iteration and temperature. The ACL is then calculated over the averaged chain.
- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACLs for.
start_index (int, optional) – The start index to compute the acl from. If None (the default), will try to use the number of burn-in iterations in the file; otherwise, will start at the first sample.
end_index (int, optional) – The end index to compute the acl to. If None, will go to the end of the current iteration.
min_nsamples (int, optional) – Require a minimum number of samples to compute an ACL. If the number of samples per walker is less than this, will just set to
inf
. Default is 10.
- Returns
A dictionary of ntemps-long arrays of the ACLs of each parameter.
- Return type
pycbc.inference.sampler.dummy module¶
Dummy class when no actual sampling is needed, but we may want to do some reconstruction supported by the likelihood model.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.dummy.DummySampler(model, *args, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False, num_samples=1000, **kwargs)[source]¶
Bases:
BaseSampler
Dummy sampler for not doing sampling
- Parameters
model (Model) – An instance of a model from
pycbc.inference.models
.
- checkpoint()¶
The sampler must have a checkpoint method for dumping raw samples and stats to the file type defined by
io
.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
This should initialize the sampler given a config file.
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property model_stats¶
A dict mapping model’s metadata fields to arrays of values for each sample in
raw_samples
.The arrays may have any shape, and may or may not be thinned.
- name = 'dummy'¶
- resume_from_checkpoint()¶
Resume the sampler from the output file.
- run()[source]¶
This function should run the sampler.
Any checkpointing should be done internally in this function.
- property samples¶
A dict mapping variable_params to arrays of samples currently in memory. The dictionary may also contain sampling_params.
The sample arrays may have any shape, and may or may not be thinned.
pycbc.inference.sampler.dynesty module¶
This modules provides classes and functions for using the dynesty sampler packages for parameter estimation.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.dynesty.DynestySampler(model, nlive, nprocesses=1, checkpoint_time_interval=None, maxcall=None, loglikelihood_function=None, use_mpi=False, no_save_state=False, run_kwds=None, extra_kwds=None, internal_kwds=None, **kwargs)[source]¶
Bases:
BaseSampler
This class is used to construct an Dynesty sampler from the dynesty package.
- Parameters
model (model) – A model from
pycbc.inference.models
.nlive (int) – Number of live points to use in sampler.
pool (function with map, Optional) – A provider of a map function that allows a function call to be run over multiple sets of arguments and possibly maps them to cores/nodes/etc.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False, loglikelihood_function=None)[source]¶
Loads the sampler from the given config file. Many options are directly passed to the underlying dynesty sampler, see the official dynesty documentation for more details on these.
The following options are retrieved in the
[sampler]
section:name = STR
:Required. This must match the sampler’s name.
maxiter = INT
:The maximum number of iterations to run.
dlogz = FLOAT
:The target dlogz stopping condition.
logl_max = FLOAT
:The maximum logl stopping condition.
n_effective = INT
:Target effective number of samples stopping condition
sample = STR
:The method to sample the space. Should be one of ‘uniform’, ‘rwalk’, ‘rwalk2’ (a modified version of rwalk), or ‘slice’.
walk = INT
:Used for some of the walk methods. Sets the minimum number of steps to take when evolving a point.
maxmcmc = INT
:Used for some of the walk methods. Sets the maximum number of steps to take when evolving a point.
nact = INT
:used for some of the walk methods. Sets number of autorcorrelation lengths before terminating evolution of a point.
first_update_min_ncall = INT
:The minimum number of calls before updating the bounding region for the first time.
first_update_min_neff = FLOAT
:Don’t update the the bounding region untill the efficiency drops below this value.
bound = STR
:The method of bounding of the prior volume. Should be one of ‘single’, ‘balls’, ‘cubes’, ‘multi’ or ‘none’.
update_interval = INT
:Number of iterations between updating the bounding regions
enlarge = FLOAT
:Factor to enlarge the bonding region.
bootstrap = INT
:The number of bootstrap iterations to determine the enlargement factor.
maxcall = INT
:The maximum number of calls before checking if we should checkpoint
checkpoint_time_interval
:Sets the time in seconds between checkpointing.
loglikelihood-function
:The attribute of the model to use for the loglikelihood. If not provided, will default to
loglikelihood
.
- Parameters
cp (WorkflowConfigParser instance) – Config file object to parse.
model (pycbc.inference.model.BaseModel instance) – The model to use.
output_file (str, optional) – The name of the output file to checkpoint and write results to.
nprocesses (int, optional) – The number of parallel processes to use. Default is 1.
use_mpi (bool, optional) – Use MPI for parallelization. Default is False.
- Returns
The sampler instance.
- Return type
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property logz¶
return bayesian evidence estimated by dynesty sampler
- property logz_err¶
return error in bayesian evidence estimated by dynesty sampler
- property model_stats¶
A dict mapping model’s metadata fields to arrays of values for each sample in
raw_samples
.The arrays may have any shape, and may or may not be thinned.
- name = 'dynesty'¶
- property niterations¶
- run()[source]¶
This function should run the sampler.
Any checkpointing should be done internally in this function.
- property samples¶
Returns raw nested samples
- set_initial_conditions(initial_distribution=None, samples_file=None)[source]¶
Sets up the starting point for the sampler.
Should also set the sampler’s random state.
- pycbc.inference.sampler.dynesty.estimate_nmcmc(accept_ratio, old_act, maxmcmc, safety=5, tau=None)[source]¶
Estimate autocorrelation length of chain using acceptance fraction
Using ACL = (2/acc) - 1 multiplied by a safety margin. Code adapated from CPNest:
- Parameters
accept_ratio (float [0, 1]) – Ratio of the number of accepted points to the total number of points
old_act (int) – The ACT of the last iteration
maxmcmc (int) – The maximum length of the MCMC chain to use
safety (int) – A safety factor applied in the calculation
tau (int (optional)) – The ACT, if given, otherwise estimated.
pycbc.inference.sampler.emcee module¶
This modules provides classes and functions for using the emcee sampler packages for parameter estimation.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.emcee.EmceeEnsembleSampler(model, nwalkers, checkpoint_interval=None, checkpoint_signal=None, logpost_function=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Bases:
EnsembleSupport
,BaseMCMC
,BaseSampler
This class is used to construct an MCMC sampler from the emcee package’s EnsembleSampler.
- Parameters
model (model) – A model from
pycbc.inference.models
.nwalkers (int) – Number of walkers to use in sampler.
pool (function with map, Optional) – A provider of a map function that allows a function call to be run over multiple sets of arguments and possibly maps them to cores/nodes/etc.
- property base_shape¶
What shape the sampler’s samples arrays are in, excluding the iterations dimension.
For example, if a sampler uses 20 chains and 3 temperatures, this would be
(3, 20)
. If a sampler only uses a single walker and no temperatures this would be()
.
- burn_in_class¶
alias of
EnsembleMCMCBurnInTests
- static compute_acf(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation function.
Calls
base_mcmc.ensemble_compute_acf()
; see that function for details.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACFs for.
**kwargs – All other keyword arguments are passed to
base_mcmc.ensemble_compute_acf()
.
- Returns
Dictionary of arrays giving the ACFs for each parameter. If
per-walker
is True, the arrays will have shapenwalkers x niterations
.- Return type
- static compute_acl(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation length.
Calls
base_mcmc.ensemble_compute_acl()
; see that function for details.
- finalize()[source]¶
All data is written by the last checkpoint in the run method, so this just passes.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Loads the sampler from the given config file.
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property model_stats¶
A dict mapping the model’s
default_stats
to arrays of values.The returned array has shape
nwalkers x niterations
.
- name = 'emcee'¶
- run_mcmc(niterations)[source]¶
Advance the ensemble for a number of samples.
- Parameters
niterations (int) – Number of iterations to run the sampler for.
- property samples¶
A dict mapping
variable_params
to arrays of samples currently in memory.The arrays have shape
nwalkers x niterations
.
pycbc.inference.sampler.emcee_pt module¶
This modules provides classes and functions for using the emcee_pt sampler packages for parameter estimation.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.emcee_pt.EmceePTSampler(model, ntemps, nwalkers, betas=None, checkpoint_interval=None, checkpoint_signal=None, loglikelihood_function=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Bases:
MultiTemperedSupport
,EnsembleSupport
,BaseMCMC
,BaseSampler
This class is used to construct a parallel-tempered MCMC sampler from the emcee package’s PTSampler.
- Parameters
model (model) – A model from
pycbc.inference.models
.ntemps (int) – Number of temeratures to use in the sampler.
nwalkers (int) – Number of walkers to use in sampler.
betas (array) – An array of inverse temperature values to be used in emcee_pt’s temperature ladder. If not provided,
emcee_pt
will use the number of temperatures and the number of dimensions of the parameter space to construct the ladder with geometrically spaced temperatures.loglikelihood_function (str, optional) – Set the function to call from the model for the
loglikelihood
. Default isloglikelihood
.nprocesses (int, optional) – The number of parallel processes to use. Default is 1 (no paralleliztion).
use_mpi (bool, optional) – Use MPI for parallelization. Default (False) will use python’s multiprocessing.
- property base_shape¶
What shape the sampler’s samples arrays are in, excluding the iterations dimension.
For example, if a sampler uses 20 chains and 3 temperatures, this would be
(3, 20)
. If a sampler only uses a single walker and no temperatures this would be()
.
- property betas¶
- burn_in_class¶
alias of
EnsembleMultiTemperedMCMCBurnInTests
- classmethod calculate_logevidence(filename, thin_start=None, thin_end=None, thin_interval=None)[source]¶
Calculates the log evidence from the given file using
emcee_pt
’s thermodynamic integration.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of the file to read the samples from. Should be an
EmceePTFile
.thin_start (int) – Index of the sample to begin returning stats. Default is to read stats after burn in. To start from the beginning set thin_start to 0.
thin_interval (int) – Interval to accept every i-th sample. Default is to use the fp.acl. If fp.acl is not set, then use all stats (set thin_interval to 1).
thin_end (int) – Index of the last sample to read. If not given then fp.niterations is used.
- Returns
lnZ (float) – The estimate of log of the evidence.
dlnZ (float) – The error on the estimate.
- static compute_acf(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation function.
Calls
base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acf()
; see that function for details.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACFs for.
**kwargs – All other keyword arguments are passed to
base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acf()
.
- Returns
Dictionary of arrays giving the ACFs for each parameter. If
per-walker=True
is passed as a keyword argument, the arrays will have shapentemps x nwalkers x niterations
. Otherwise, the returned array will have shapentemps x niterations
.- Return type
- static compute_acl(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation length.
Calls
base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acl()
; see that function for details.
- finalize()[source]¶
Calculates the log evidence and writes to the checkpoint file.
If sampling transforms were used, this also corrects the jacobian stored on disk.
The thin start/interval/end for calculating the log evidence are retrieved from the checkpoint file’s thinning attributes.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Loads the sampler from the given config file.
The following options are retrieved in the
[sampler]
section:name
:Required. This must match the samlper’s name.
nwalkers
:Required. The number of walkers to use.
ntemps
:The number of temperatures to use. Either this, or
inverse-temperatures-file
must be provided (but not both).
inverse-temperatures-file
:Path to an hdf file containing the inverse temperatures (“betas”) to use. The betas will be retrieved from the file’s
.attrs['betas']
. Either this orntemps
must be provided (but not both).
niterations
:The number of iterations to run the sampler for. Either this or
effective-nsamples
must be provided (but not both).
effective-nsamples
:Run the sampler until the given number of effective samples are obtained. A
checkpoint-interval
must also be provided in this case. Either this orniterations
must be provided (but not both).
thin-interval
:Thin the samples by the given value before saving to disk. May provide this, or
max-samples-per-chain
, but not both. If neither options are provided, will save all samples.
max-samples-per-chain
:Thin the samples such that the number of samples per chain per temperature that are saved to disk never exceeds the given value. May provide this, or
thin-interval
, but not both. If neither options are provided, will save all samples.
checkpoint-interval
:Sets the checkpoint interval to use. Must be provided if using
effective-nsamples
.
checkpoint-signal
:Set the checkpoint signal, e.g., “USR2”. Optional.
logl-function
:The attribute of the model to use for the loglikelihood. If not provided, will default to
loglikelihood
.
Settings for burn-in tests are read from
[sampler-burn_in]
. In particular, theburn-in-test
option is used to set the burn in tests to perform. SeeMultiTemperedMCMCBurnInTests.from_config()
for details. If noburn-in-test
is provided, no burn in tests will be carried out.- Parameters
cp (WorkflowConfigParser instance) – Config file object to parse.
model (pycbc.inference.model.BaseModel instance) – The model to use.
output_file (str, optional) – The name of the output file to checkpoint and write results to.
nprocesses (int, optional) – The number of parallel processes to use. Default is 1.
use_mpi (bool, optional) – Use MPI for parallelization. Default is False.
- Returns
The sampler instance.
- Return type
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property model_stats¶
Returns the log likelihood ratio and log prior as a dict of arrays.
The returned array has shape ntemps x nwalkers x niterations.
Unfortunately, because
emcee_pt
does not have blob support, this will only return the loglikelihood and logprior (with the logjacobian set to zero) regardless of what stats the model can return.Warning
Since the logjacobian is not saved by emcee_pt, the logprior returned here is the log of the prior pdf in the sampling coordinate frame rather than the variable params frame. This differs from the variable params frame by the log of the Jacobian of the transform from one frame to the other. If no sampling transforms were used, then the logprior is the same.
- name = 'emcee_pt'¶
- run_mcmc(niterations)[source]¶
Advance the ensemble for a number of samples.
- Parameters
niterations (int) – Number of samples to get from sampler.
- property samples¶
A dict mapping
variable_params
to arrays of samples currently in memory.The arrays have shape
ntemps x nwalkers x niterations
.
pycbc.inference.sampler.epsie module¶
This module provides classes for interacting with epsie samplers.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.epsie.EpsieSampler(model, nchains, ntemps=None, betas=None, proposals=None, default_proposal=None, default_proposal_args=None, seed=None, swap_interval=1, checkpoint_interval=None, checkpoint_signal=None, loglikelihood_function=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Bases:
MultiTemperedSupport
,BaseMCMC
,BaseSampler
Constructs an MCMC sampler using epsie’s parallel-tempered sampler.
- Parameters
model (model) – A model from
pycbc.inference.models
.nchains (int) – Number of chains to use in the sampler.
ntemps (int, optional) – Number of temperatures to use in the sampler. A geometrically-spaced temperature ladder with the gievn number of levels will be constructed based on the number of parameters. If not provided, must provide
betas
.betas (array, optional) – An array of inverse temperature values to be used in for the temperature ladder. If not provided, must provide
ntemps
.proposals (list, optional) – List of proposals to use. Any parameters that do not have a proposal provided will use the
default_propsal
. Note: proposals should be specified for the sampling parameters, not the variable parameters.default_proposal (an epsie.Proposal class, optional) – The default proposal to use for parameters not in
proposals
. Default isepsie.proposals.Normal
.default_proposal_args (dict, optional) – Dictionary of arguments to pass to the default proposal.
swap_interval (int, optional) – The number of iterations between temperature swaps. Default is 1.
seed (int, optional) – Seed for epsie’s random number generator. If None provided, will create one.
checkpoint_interval (int, optional) – Specify the number of iterations to do between checkpoints. If not provided, no checkpointin will be done.
checkpoint_signal (str, optional) – Set the signal to use when checkpointing. For example, ‘USR2’.
loglikelihood_function (str, optional) – Set the function to call from the model for the
loglikelihood
. Default isloglikelihood
.nprocesses (int, optional) – The number of parallel processes to use. Default is 1 (no paralleliztion).
use_mpi (bool, optional) – Use MPI for parallelization. Default (False) will use python’s multiprocessing.
- property acl¶
The autocorrelation lengths of the chains.
- property base_shape¶
What shape the sampler’s samples arrays are in, excluding the iterations dimension.
For example, if a sampler uses 20 chains and 3 temperatures, this would be
(3, 20)
. If a sampler only uses a single walker and no temperatures this would be()
.
- property betas¶
The inverse temperatures being used.
- burn_in_class¶
alias of
MultiTemperedMCMCBurnInTests
- static compute_acf(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation function.
Calls
base_multitemper.compute_acf()
; see that function for details.
- static compute_acl(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation length.
Calls
base_multitemper.compute_acl()
; see that function for details.
- property effective_nsamples¶
The effective number of samples post burn-in that the sampler has acquired so far.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Loads the sampler from the given config file.
The following options are retrieved in the
[sampler]
section:name
:(required) must match the samlper’s name
nchains
:(required) the number of chains to use
ntemps
:The number of temperatures to use. Either this, or
inverse-temperatures-file
must be provided (but not both).
inverse-temperatures-file
:Path to an hdf file containing the inverse temperatures (“betas”) to use. The betas will be retrieved from the file’s
.attrs['betas']
. Either this orntemps
must be provided (but not both).
niterations
:The number of iterations to run the sampler for. Either this or
effective-nsamples
must be provided (but not both).
effective-nsamples
:Run the sampler until the given number of effective samples are obtained. A
checkpoint-interval
must also be provided in this case. Either this orniterations
must be provided (but not both).
thin-interval
:Thin the samples by the given value before saving to disk. May provide this, or
max-samples-per-chain
, but not both. If neither options are provided, will save all samples.
max-samples-per-chain
:Thin the samples such that the number of samples per chain per temperature that are saved to disk never exceeds the given value. May provide this, or
thin-interval
, but not both. If neither options are provided, will save all samples.
checkpoint-interval
:Sets the checkpoint interval to use. Must be provided if using
effective-nsamples
.
checkpoint-signal
:Set the checkpoint signal, e.g., “USR2”. Optional.
seed
:The seed to use for epsie’s random number generator. If not provided, epsie will create one.
logl-function
:The attribute of the model to use for the loglikelihood. If not provided, will default to
loglikelihood
.
swap-interval
:The number of iterations between temperature swaps. Default is 1.
Jump proposals must be provided for every sampling parameter. These are retrieved from subsections
[jump_proposal-{params}]
, where params is apycbc.VARARGS_DELIM
separated list of parameters the proposal should be used for. Seeinference.jump.epsie_proposals_from_config()
for details.Note
Jump proposals should be specified for sampling parameters, not variable parameters.
Settings for burn-in tests are read from
[sampler-burn_in]
. In particular, theburn-in-test
option is used to set the burn in tests to perform. SeeMultiTemperedMCMCBurnInTests.from_config()
for details. If noburn-in-test
is provided, no burn in tests will be carried out.- Parameters
cp (WorkflowConfigParser instance) – Config file object to parse.
model (pycbc.inference.model.BaseModel instance) – The model to use.
output_file (str, optional) – The name of the output file to checkpoint and write results to.
nprocesses (int, optional) – The number of parallel processes to use. Default is 1.
use_mpi (bool, optional) – Use MPI for parallelization. Default is False.
- Returns
The sampler instance.
- Return type
EpsiePTSampler
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property model_stats¶
A dict mapping the model’s
default_stats
to arrays of values.The arrays have shape
ntemps x nchains x niterations
.
- name = 'epsie'¶
- property pos¶
A dictionary of the current chain positions.
- run_mcmc(niterations)[source]¶
Advance the chains for a number of iterations.
- Parameters
niterations (int) – Number of samples to get from sampler.
- property samples¶
A dict mapping
variable_params
to arrays of samples currently in memory.The arrays have shape
ntemps x nchains x niterations
.The dictionary also contains sampling parameters.
- property seed¶
The seed used for epsie’s random bit generator.
This is not the same as the seed used for the prior distributions.
- set_p0(samples_file=None, prior=None)[source]¶
Sets the initial position of the chains.
- Parameters
samples_file (InferenceFile, optional) – If provided, use the last iteration in the given file for the starting positions.
prior (JointDistribution, optional) – Use the given prior to set the initial positions rather than
model
’s prior.
- Returns
p0 – A dictionary maping sampling params to the starting positions.
- Return type
- set_state_from_file(filename)[source]¶
Sets the state of the sampler back to the instance saved in a file.
- property swap_interval¶
Number of iterations between temperature swaps.
pycbc.inference.sampler.multinest module¶
This modules provides classes and functions for using the Multinest sampler packages for parameter estimation.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.multinest.MultinestSampler(model, nlivepoints, checkpoint_interval=1000, importance_nested_sampling=False, evidence_tolerance=0.1, sampling_efficiency=0.01, constraints=None)[source]¶
Bases:
BaseSampler
This class is used to construct a nested sampler from the Multinest package.
- Parameters
model (model) – A model from
pycbc.inference.models
.nlivepoints (int) – Number of live points to use in sampler.
- check_if_finished()[source]¶
Estimate remaining evidence to see if desired evidence-tolerance stopping criterion has been reached.
- property checkpoint_interval¶
Get the number of iterations between checkpoints.
- property dlogz¶
Get the current error estimate of the log evidence.
- finalize()[source]¶
All data is written by the last checkpoint in the run method, so this just passes.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Loads the sampler from the given config file.
- get_posterior_samples()[source]¶
Read posterior samples from ASCII output file created by multinest.
- property importance_dlogz¶
Get the current error estimate of the importance weighted log evidence.
- property importance_logz¶
Get the current importance weighted estimate of the log evidence.
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property logz¶
Get the current estimate of the log evidence.
- property model_stats¶
A dict mapping the model’s
default_stats
to arrays of values.
- name = 'multinest'¶
- property niterations¶
Get the current number of iterations.
- property nlivepoints¶
Get the number of live points used in sampling.
- property samples¶
A dict mapping
variable_params
to arrays of samples currently in memory.
- set_initial_conditions(initial_distribution=None, samples_file=None)[source]¶
Sets the initial starting point for the sampler.
If a starting samples file is provided, will also load the random state from it.
- set_state_from_file(filename)[source]¶
Sets the state of the sampler back to the instance saved in a file.
- setup_output(output_file)[source]¶
Sets up the sampler’s checkpoint and output files.
The checkpoint file has the same name as the output file, but with
.checkpoint
appended to the name. A backup file will also be created.- Parameters
sampler (sampler instance) – Sampler
output_file (str) – Name of the output file.
pycbc.inference.sampler.ptemcee module¶
This modules provides classes and functions for using the emcee_pt sampler packages for parameter estimation.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.ptemcee.PTEmceeSampler(model, nwalkers, ntemps=None, Tmax=None, betas=None, adaptive=False, adaptation_lag=None, adaptation_time=None, scale_factor=None, loglikelihood_function=None, checkpoint_interval=None, checkpoint_signal=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Bases:
EnsembleSupport
,BaseMCMC
,BaseSampler
This class is used to construct the parallel-tempered ptemcee sampler.
- Parameters
model (model) – A model from
pycbc.inference.models
.nwalkers (int) – Number of walkers to use in sampler.
ntemps (int, optional) – Specify the number of temps to use. Either this,
Tmax
, orbetas
must be specified.Tmax (float, optional) – Specify the maximum temperature to use. This may be used with
ntemps
; seeptemcee.make_ladder()
for details. Either this,ntemps
, orbetas
must be specified.betas (list of float, optional) – Specify the betas to use. Must be provided if
ntemps
andTmax
are not given. Will overridentemps
andTmax
if provided.adaptive (bool, optional) – Whether or not to use adaptive temperature levels. Default is False.
adaptation_lag (int, optional) – Only used if
adaptive
is True; seeptemcee.Sampler
for details. If not provided, will useptemcee
’s default.adaptation_time (int, optional) – Only used if
adaptive
is True; seeptemcee.Sampler
for details. If not provided, will useptemcee
’s default.scale_factor (float, optional) – Scale factor used for the stretch proposal; see
ptemcee.Sampler
for details. If not provided, will useptemcee
’s default.loglikelihood_function (str, optional) – Set the function to call from the model for the
loglikelihood
. Default isloglikelihood
.nprocesses (int, optional) – The number of parallel processes to use. Default is 1 (no paralleliztion).
use_mpi (bool, optional) – Use MPI for parallelization. Default (False) will use python’s multiprocessing.
- property adaptation_lag¶
The adaptation lag for the beta evolution.
- property adaptation_time¶
The adaptation time for the beta evolution.
- property adaptive¶
Whether or not the betas are adapted.
- property base_shape¶
What shape the sampler’s samples arrays are in, excluding the iterations dimension.
For example, if a sampler uses 20 chains and 3 temperatures, this would be
(3, 20)
. If a sampler only uses a single walker and no temperatures this would be()
.
- property betas¶
Returns the beta history currently in memory.
- burn_in_class¶
alias of
EnsembleMultiTemperedMCMCBurnInTests
- classmethod calculate_logevidence(filename, thin_start=None, thin_end=None, thin_interval=None)[source]¶
Calculates the log evidence from the given file. This uses
ptemcee
’s thermodynamic integration.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of the file to read the samples from. Should be an
PTEmceeFile
.thin_start (int) – Index of the sample to begin returning stats. Default is to read stats after burn in. To start from the beginning set thin_start to 0.
thin_interval (int) – Interval to accept every i-th sample. Default is to use the fp.acl. If fp.acl is not set, then use all stats (set thin_interval to 1).
thin_end (int) – Index of the last sample to read. If not given then fp.niterations is used.
- Returns
lnZ (float) – The estimate of log of the evidence.
dlnZ (float) – The error on the estimate.
- property chain¶
The current chain of samples in memory. The chain is returned as a
ptemcee.chain.Chain
instance. If no chain has been created yet (_chain
is None), then will create a new chain using the currentensemble
.
- static compute_acf(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation function.
Calls
base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acf()
; see that function for details.- Parameters
filename (str) – Name of a samples file to compute ACFs for.
**kwargs – All other keyword arguments are passed to
base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acf()
.
- Returns
Dictionary of arrays giving the ACFs for each parameter. If
per-walker=True
is passed as a keyword argument, the arrays will have shapentemps x nwalkers x niterations
. Otherwise, the returned array will have shapentemps x niterations
.- Return type
- static compute_acl(filename, **kwargs)[source]¶
Computes the autocorrelation length.
Calls
base_multitemper.ensemble_compute_acl()
; see that function for details.
- property ensemble¶
Returns the current ptemcee ensemble.
The ensemble stores the current location of and temperatures of the walkers. If the ensemble hasn’t been setup yet, will set one up using p0 for the positions. If set_p0 hasn’t been run yet, this will result in a ValueError.
- finalize()[source]¶
Calculates the log evidence and writes to the checkpoint file.
If sampling transforms were used, this also corrects the jacobian stored on disk.
The thin start/interval/end for calculating the log evidence are retrieved from the checkpoint file’s thinning attributes.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, nprocesses=1, use_mpi=False)[source]¶
Loads the sampler from the given config file.
The following options are retrieved in the
[sampler]
section:name = STR
:Required. This must match the sampler’s name.
nwalkers = INT
:Required. The number of walkers to use.
ntemps = INT
:The number of temperatures to use. This may be used in combination with
Tmax
. Either this,Tmax
,betas
orbetas-file
must be provided.
tmax = FLOAT
:The maximum temperature to use. This may be used in combination with
ntemps
, or alone.
betas = FLOAT1 FLOAT2 [...]
:Space-separated list of (intial) inverse temperatures (“betas”) to use. This sets both the number of temperatures and the tmax. A
ValueError
will be raised if both this andntemps
orTmax
are provided.
betas-file = STR
:Path to an hdf file containing the inverse temperatures (“betas”) to use. The betas will be retrieved from the file’s
.attrs['betas']
. AValueError
will be raised if both this andbetas
are provided.
adaptive =
:If provided, temperature adaptation will be turned on.
adaptation-lag = INT
:The adaptation lag to use (see ptemcee for details).
adaptation-time = INT
:The adaptation time to use (see ptemcee for details).
scale-factor = FLOAT
:The scale factor to use for the emcee stretch.
niterations = INT
:The number of iterations to run the sampler for. Either this or
effective-nsamples
must be provided (but not both).
effective-nsamples = INT
:Run the sampler until the given number of effective samples are obtained. A
checkpoint-interval
must also be provided in this case. Either this orniterations
must be provided (but not both).
thin-interval = INT
:Thin the samples by the given value before saving to disk. May provide this, or
max-samples-per-chain
, but not both. If neither options are provided, will save all samples.
max-samples-per-chain = INT
:Thin the samples such that the number of samples per chain per temperature that are saved to disk never exceeds the given value. May provide this, or
thin-interval
, but not both. If neither options are provided, will save all samples.
checkpoint-interval = INT
:Sets the checkpoint interval to use. Must be provided if using
effective-nsamples
.
checkpoint-signal = STR
:Set the checkpoint signal, e.g., “USR2”. Optional.
logl-function = STR
:The attribute of the model to use for the loglikelihood. If not provided, will default to
loglikelihood
.
Settings for burn-in tests are read from
[sampler-burn_in]
. In particular, theburn-in-test
option is used to set the burn in tests to perform. SeeEnsembleMultiTemperedMCMCBurnInTests.from_config()
for details. If noburn-in-test
is provided, no burn in tests will be carried out.- Parameters
cp (WorkflowConfigParser instance) – Config file object to parse.
model (pycbc.inference.model.BaseModel instance) – The model to use.
output_file (str, optional) – The name of the output file to checkpoint and write results to.
nprocesses (int, optional) – The number of parallel processes to use. Default is 1.
use_mpi (bool, optional) – Use MPI for parallelization. Default is False.
- Returns
The sampler instance.
- Return type
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property model_stats¶
Returns the log likelihood ratio and log prior as a dict of arrays.
The returned array has shape ntemps x nwalkers x niterations.
Unfortunately, because
ptemcee
does not have blob support, this will only return the loglikelihood and logprior (with the logjacobian set to zero) regardless of what stats the model can return.Warning
Since the
logjacobian
is not saved byptemcee
, thelogprior
returned here is the log of the prior pdf in the sampling coordinate frame rather than the variable params frame. This differs from the variable params frame by the log of the Jacobian of the transform from one frame to the other. If no sampling transforms were used, then thelogprior
is the same.
- name = 'ptemcee'¶
- property ntemps¶
The number of temeratures that are set.
- run_mcmc(niterations)[source]¶
Advance the ensemble for a number of samples.
- Parameters
niterations (int) – Number of samples to get from sampler.
- property samples¶
A dict mapping
variable_params
to arrays of samples currently in memory. The arrays have shapentemps x nwalkers x niterations
.
- property scale_factor¶
The scale factor used by ptemcee.
- set_state_from_file(filename)[source]¶
Sets the state of the sampler back to the instance saved in a file.
- property starting_betas¶
Returns the betas that were used at startup.
pycbc.inference.sampler.ultranest module¶
This modules provides classes and functions for using the ultranest sampler packages for parameter estimation.
- class pycbc.inference.sampler.ultranest.UltranestSampler(model, log_dir=None, stepsampling=False, enable_plots=False, **kwargs)[source]¶
Bases:
BaseSampler
This class is used to construct an Ultranest sampler from the ultranest package.
- Parameters
- checkpoint()[source]¶
The sampler must have a checkpoint method for dumping raw samples and stats to the file type defined by
io
.
- classmethod from_config(cp, model, output_file=None, **kwds)[source]¶
Loads the sampler from the given config file.
- property io¶
A class that inherits from
BaseInferenceFile
to handle IO with an hdf file.This should be a class, not an instance of class, so that the sampler can initialize it when needed.
- property logz¶
Return bayesian evidence estimated by ultranest sampler.
- property logz_err¶
Return error in bayesian evidence estimated by ultranest sampler.
- property model_stats¶
A dict mapping model’s metadata fields to arrays of values for each sample in
raw_samples
.The arrays may have any shape, and may or may not be thinned.
- name = 'ultranest'¶
- property niterations¶
- run()[source]¶
This function should run the sampler.
Any checkpointing should be done internally in this function.
- property samples¶
A dict mapping variable_params to arrays of samples currently in memory. The dictionary may also contain sampling_params.
The sample arrays may have any shape, and may or may not be thinned.
Module contents¶
This modules provides a list of implemented samplers for parameter estimation.
- pycbc.inference.sampler.load_from_config(cp, model, **kwargs)[source]¶
Loads a sampler from the given config file.
This looks for a name in the section
[sampler]
to determine which sampler class to load. That sampler’sfrom_config
is then called.- Parameters
cp (WorkflowConfigParser) – Config parser to read from.
model (pycbc.inference.model) – Which model to pass to the sampler.
**kwargs – All other keyword arguments are passed directly to the sampler’s
from_config
file.
- Returns
The initialized sampler.
- Return type
sampler