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The easy way to ship Stan models

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:mountain: The easy way to ship Stan models

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Strata is a command line tool. To install, run:

pip install strata-cli

This will give you the strata command.

Getting Started

Package a model

strata bernoulli.stan

This creates a dist directory with:

  • bin - Stan binaries
  • lib - TBB libraries
  • licenses - license files

You can also package multiple models

strata bernoulli.stan regression.stan

Running Models

Run a model directly

dist/bin/bernoulli sample data ...

Or load it into CmdStanPy

from cmdstanpy import CmdStanModel

model = CmdStanModel(exe_file='dist/bin/bernoulli')

CmdStanR (not on CRAN yet)


model <- cmdstan_model(exe_file="dist/bin/bernoulli")

Or CmdStan.rb

require "cmdstan"

model = "dist/bin/bernoulli")


For Mac, models run on macOS 10.14+ by default. You can set MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET to override.

For Linux, compile on the oldest platform you support.


Cross-compile for a different architecture (on the same OS)

strata --cross-compile ...

On Ubuntu, this requires:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gcc-aarch64-linux-gnu g++-aarch64-linux-gnu


Specify output directory

strata -o dist ...

Show build output

strata --debug ...

Create a static build (Mac only, experimental)

strata --static ...


View the changelog


Everyone is encouraged to help improve this project. Here are a few ways you can help:

To get started with development:

git clone
cd strata
pip install -e .

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