Data fitting with bayesian uncertainty analysis

## Project description

Bumps provides data fitting and Bayesian uncertainty modeling for inverse problems. It has a variety of optimization algorithms available for locating the most like value for function parameters given data, and for exploring the uncertainty around the minimum.

Installation is with the usual python installation command:

pip install bumps

Once the system is installed, you can verify that it is working with:

bumps doc/examples/peaks/model.py --chisq

Documentation is available at readthedocs

If a compiler is available, then significant speedup is possible for DREAM using:

(cd bumps/dream && cc compiled.c -I ../../Random123/include/ -O2 -fopenmp -shared -lm -o _compiled.so -fPIC)

For now this requires an install from source rather than pip.

## Release notes

### v0.7.14 2020-01-03

- support for
*–checkpoint=n*, which updates the .mc files every n hours - fix bug for stuck fits on
*–resume*: probabilities contain NaN - better error message for missing store directory
- Python 3.8 support (time.clock no longer exists)

### v0.7.13 2019-10-15

- fix pickle problem for parameterized functions
- support multi-valued functions in Curve, shown with a coupled ODE example
- update support for newer numpy and matplotlib

### v0.7.12 2019-07-30

- –parallel defaults to using one process per CPU.
- –pop=-k sets population size to k rather than k times num parameters
- –resume=- resumes from –store=/path/to/store
- use expanded canvas for parameter histograms to make plots more readable
- use regular spaced tics for parameter histograms rather than 1- and 2-sigma
- improve consistency between values of cov, stderr and chisq
- fix handling of degenerate ranges on parameter output
- add entropy calculator using gaussian mixture models (default is still Kramer)
- vfs module allows loading of model and data from zip file (not yet enabled)
- warn when model has no fitted parameters
- update mpfit to support python 3
- support various versions of scipy and numpy

### v0.7.11 2018-09-24

- add support for parameter serialization

### v0.7.10 2018-06-15

- restructure parameter table in gui

### v0.7.9 2018-06-14

- full support for python 3 in wx GUI
- allow added or missing parameters in reloaded .par file
- add dream state to return from fit() call

### v0.7.8 2018-05-18

- fix source distribution (bin directory was missing)

### v0.7.7 2018-05-17

- merge in amdahl branch for improved performance
- update plot so that the displayed “chisq” is consistent with nllf
- slight modification to the DREAM DE crossover ratio so that no crossover weight ever goes to zero.
- par.dev(std) now uses the initial value of the parameter as the center of the distribution for a gaussian prior on par, as stated in the documentation. In older releases it was incorrectly defaulting to mean=0 if the mean was not specified.
- save parameters and uncertainties as JSON as well as text
- convert discrete variables to integer prior to computing DREAM statistics
- allow relative imports from model files
- support latest numpy/matplotlib stack
- initial support for wxPhoenix/python 4 GUI (fit ranges can’t yet be set)

### v0.7.6 2016-08-05

- add –view option to command line which gets propagated to the model plotter
- add support for probability p(x) for vector x using VectorPDF(f,x0)
- rename DirectPDF to DirectProblem, and allow it to run in GUI
- data reader supports multi-part files, with parts separated by blank lines
- add gaussian mixture and laplace examples
- bug fix: plots were failing if model name contains a ‘.’
- miscellaneous code cleanup

### v0.7.5.10 2016-05-04

- gui: undo code cleaning operation which broke the user interface

### v0.7.5.9 2016-04-22

- population initializers allow indefinite bounds
- use single precision criterion for levenberg-marquardt and bfgs
- implement simple, faster, less accurate Hessian & Jacobian
- compute uncertainty estimate from Jacobian if problem is sum of squares
- gui: fit selection window acts like a dialog

### v0.7.5.8 2016-04-18

- accept model.par output from a different model
- show residuals with curve fit output
- only show correlations for selected variables
- show tics on correlations if small number
- improve handling of uncertainty estimate from curvature
- tweak dream algorithm – maybe improve the acceptance ratio?
- allow model to set visible variables in output
- improve handling of arbitrary probability density functions
- simplify loading of pymc models
- update to numdifftools 0.9.14
- bug fix: improved handling of ill-conditioned fits
- bug fix: avoid copying mcmc chain during run
- bug fix: more robust handling of –time limit
- bug fix: support newer versions of matplotlib and numpy
- miscellaneous tweaks and fixes

### v0.7.5.7 2015-09-21

- add entropy calculator (still unreliable for high dimensional problems)
- adjust scaling of likelihood (the green line) to match histogram area
- use –samples to specify the number of samples from the distribution
- mark this and future releases with a DOI at zenodo.org

### v0.7.5.6 2015-06-03

- tweak uncertainty calculations so they don’t fail on bad models

### v0.7.5.5 2015-05-07

- documentation updates

### v0.7.5.4 2014-12-05

- use relative rather than absolute noise in dream, which lets us fit target values in the order of 1e-6 or less.
- fix covariance population initializer

### v0.7.5.3 2014-11-21

- use –time to stop after a given number of hours
- Levenberg-Marquardt: fix “must be 1-d or 2-d” bug
- improve curvefit interface

### v0.7.5.2 2014-09-26

- pull numdifftools dependency into the repository

### v0.7.5.1 2014-09-25

- improve the load_model interface

### v0.7.5 2014-09-10

- Pure python release

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