About Us

Informative Prior provides probabilistic modeling tools and services, including

  • Model development and support,

  • Custom software development, and

  • Professional training.

When possible, we make results available as open source software. This focuses around two packages in particular:

  • Soss.jl is a probabilistic programming language that dynamically generates specialized code for a given statistical model. Soss models are first class, allowing for a degree of flexibility not possible in most other systems. Soss is especially useful for decision making with uncertain information.

  • MeasureTheory.jl is a library for representing and manipulating measures, mathematical constructs that are a generalization of probability distributions. Soss uses this library as a foundation for many of its computations.

Julia offers high-level code with high performance, and integrates with existing R, Python, and C software stacks.