HN Academy

The best online courses of Hacker News.

Hacker News Comments on
Probabilistic Graphical Models

Coursera · Stanford University · 4 HN comments

HN Academy has aggregated all Hacker News stories and comments that mention Coursera's "Probabilistic Graphical Models" from Stanford University.
Course Description

InferenceBayesian NetworkBelief PropagationGraphical ModelMarkov Random FieldGibbs SamplingMarkov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)AlgorithmsExpectation–Maximization (EM) Algorithm

HN Academy Rankings
Provider Info
This course is offered by Stanford University on the Coursera platform.
HN Academy may receive a referral commission when you make purchases on sites after clicking through links on this page. Most courses are available for free with the option to purchase a completion certificate.
See also: all Reddit discussions that mention this course at

Hacker News Stories and Comments

All the comments and stories posted to Hacker News that reference this url.
I took it a while ago, and it was a ton of work, but I really liked
I took it relatively recently but I have mixed feelings about it. While the topic itself is very interesting and they have some interesting exercises, the explanations in the videos are seriously lacking.

There are big jumps in reasoning and explanations so you'll need to rely on external material quite a bit (I've used Bayesian Reasoning by Barber) Also, exercises are presented in Matlab/Octave which makes them a pain to work with.

After completing the specialization, I've almost felt that you could just do a course that explains this course.

Graphical models[0] & probabilistic programming[1], with the latter making it easier for developers to dive into this growing AI trend. Research in the field for the past decade has been steadily booming with more companies like Microsoft leading the way. I recommend checking out some MOOCs[2] in coursera.




You are in luck. They have just re-released it on Coursera.
That's awesome! Thanks for the link
HN Academy is an independent project and is not operated by Y Combinator, Coursera, edX, or any of the universities and other institutions providing courses.
~ [email protected]
;laksdfhjdhksalkfj more things ~ Privacy Policy ~
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.