Variational Inference for Bayesian Networks
[Sourceforge project page]
John Winn, January 2004
What is VIBES?
VIBES is a software package which allows variational inference to be performed automatically on a Bayesian network (if the terms in italics don't mean anything to you, read this tutorial before continuing). I created VIBES during my Ph.D. as an implementation of my Variational Message Passing algorithm. For technical details of this algorithm, please see the relevant publications on my web site.
Getting Started with VIBES
Getting started with VIBES is a three-step process:
VIBES is released under the revised BSD license.
Running VIBES without Web Start
If Web Start doesn't work for your platform, then you can simply download the JAR file for the application and run it using:
java -jar Vibes2_0.jar
You must have Java installed on your system first - if you don't, go to java.com.