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### Can a simple distance to a few nearest data points be used a measure of the uncertainty of a prediction?

One of the 'selling points' of the Gaussian process regression is that it provides not only the model but also the uncertainty estimate of a prediction. Then usually a picture is shown with a curve ...
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### How can I plot the covariance matrix of scikit-learn's Gaussian process kernel?

How can I plot the covariance matrix of a Gaussian process kernel built with scikit-learn? This is my code ...
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### Need a random process/distribution where I can pass a certain level of bias for producing an outcome

My first question here if am not clear please let me know. My objective a startup Sportsbook wants to test its algo to see how it manages game lines for incoming bets placed on a particular game. For ...
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### Why GP posterior variance is the worst-case error?(exact proof)

I am reading this paper, which explains the connecting idea Gaussian Process and Kernel methods in detail. I am impressed by the insightful explanation in this paper, but am stuck on one part in ...
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### Incremental Hyperparameter optimization in GPy classifier

Is there any way to do an epoch-wise incremental gradient descent hyperparameter optimization for the Gaussian Process class GPy.core.gp under the GPy package? I am familiar with the complete ...
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### How does bayesian optimization with gaussian processes work?

Could someone explain in simple words what are gaussian processes how does bayesian optimization work and their combination?
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### Sequential sampling from Gaussian conditional not working

I'm trying to sequentially sample from a Gaussian Process prior. The problem is that the samples eventually converge to zero or diverge to infinity. I'm using the basic conditionals described e.g. ...
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### Data model with more outputs than inputs?

I am working on parametric studies in physics simulations, i.e. I vary some real input parameters (e.g. x0,x1,x2,x3) and get an output with a larger size (e.g. y0,y1 ... y100). Assuming that I have a ...
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### Derivative of multi-output Gaussian Process

I am working on a project where I estimate transition and measurements models for a kalman filter using Gaussian Processes. In order to linearize the models I require the Jacobian of the estimated ...
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### GP derivative in GpyTorch

I am working on a project using GP-regression models to model transition and measurements models in a Kalman Filter. This means I need to be able to sample from the derivative of the original GP model....
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### Hyperparameter tuning of neural networks using Bayesian Optimization

One of the assumptions for finding good hyperparameters using Bayesian optimization (GP) is that the unknown function is smooth. Is this assumption valid for neural networks or at least for most of ...
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### Gaussian process regressor returns almost identical std for all datapoints

I am using a Gaussian process regressor as the regressor for active learning and I use its standard deviation to choose the next training inctance (the one with the highest std is chosen). However, ...
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### Gaussian Process for Classification: How to do predictions using MCMC methods

Problem I was reading about Gaussian Processes for regression in the "Gaussian Processes for Classification" textbook and in a few other online resources. Everywhere I look people seem to avoid ...
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### Using a trained classifier in an Android app

As the title suggests, I'm attempting to train some different classifiers into an android app. The main question I have is how to represent the different models in a neat and effective way, from ...
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### Advice on machine learning for small inputs and outputs

I am planning on using a machine learning algorithm to learn the mapping between sets of four coordinates (x,y,z + a distance d ...
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### What is a "variable index" in the Gaussian perspective?

I was going through this article about Gaussian processes, in which the author explains about the "variable index" in the form of a plot while writing about 2D Gaussian. The explanation and plot are ...
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### Is it possible to train probabilistic model to return several distributions?

I have nonlinear data of function y(x), which is let's say parabolic. At some points of x there are several y's (look at the picture). Is it possible to train a probabilistic model to return several ...
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### How exactly do Gaussian Processes (square dist kernel) enforce smoothness? (Aka how are they computed to do so?)

From: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~16831-f12/notes/F10/16831_lecture22_jlisee/16831_lecture22.jlisee.pdf "Gaussian Processes artificially introduce correlation between close samples in that vector in order ...
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### Has anybody used alternative hyperparameter optimization techniques (other than default one) in SK-Learn?

I've been using Sklearn for Gaussian process regression that has L-BFGS-B (“fmin_l_bfgs_b”) as a default optimization algorithm. I want to implement some other ...
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