tfp.substrates.jax.distributions.MultivariateStudentTLinearOperator

The [Multivariate Student's t-distribution](

Inherits From: Distribution

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivariate_t-distribution) on R^k.

Mathematical Details

The probability density function (pdf) is,

pdf(x; df, loc, Sigma) = (1 + ||y||**2 / df)**(-0.5 (df + k)) / Z
where,
y = inv(Sigma) (x - loc)
Z = abs(det(Sigma)) sqrt(df pi)**k Gamma(0.5 df) / Gamma(0.5 (df + k))

where:

  • df is a positive scalar.
  • loc is a vector in R^k,
  • Sigma is a positive definite shape' matrix inR^{k x k}, parameterized asscale @ scale.T` in this class,
  • Z denotes the normalization constant, and,
  • ||y||**2 denotes the squared Euclidean norm of y.

The Multivariate Student's t-distribution distribution is a member of the location-scale family, i.e., it can be constructed as,

X ~ MultivariateT(loc=0, scale=1)   # Identity scale, zero shift.
Y = scale @ X + loc

Examples

tfd = tfp.distributions

# Initialize a single 3-variate Student's t.
df = 3.
loc = [1., 2, 3]
scale = [[ 0.6,  0. ,  0. ],
         [ 0.2,  0.5,  0. ],
         [ 0.1, -0.3,  0.4]]
sigma = tf.matmul(scale, scale, adjoint_b=True)
# ==> [[ 0.36,  0.12,  0.06],
#      [ 0.12,  0.29, -0.13],
#      [ 0.06, -0.13,  0.26]]

mvt = tfd.MultivariateStudentTLinearOperator(
    df=df,
    loc=loc,
    scale=tf.linalg.LinearOperatorLowerTriangular(scale))

# Covariance is closely related to the sigma matrix (for df=3, it is 3x of the
# sigma matrix).

mvt.covariance().eval()
# ==> [[ 1.08,  0.36,  0.18],
#      [ 0.36,  0.87, -0.39],
#      [ 0.18, -0.39,  0.78]]

# Compute the pdf of an`R^3` observation; return a scalar.
mvt.prob([-1., 0, 1]).eval()  # shape: []

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`df`
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A positive floating-point `Tensor`. Has shape `[B1, ..., Bb]` where `b
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`loc`
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Floating-point `Tensor`. Has shape `[B1, ..., Bb, k]` where `k` is
the event size.
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`scale`
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Instance of `LinearOperator` with a floating `dtype` and shape
`[B1, ..., Bb, k, k]`.
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`validate_args`
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Python `bool`, default `False`. Whether to validate input
with asserts. If `validate_args` is `False`, and the inputs are invalid,
correct behavior is not guaranteed.
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`allow_nan_stats`
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Python `bool`, default `True`. If `False`, raise an
exception if a statistic (e.g. mean/variance/etc...) is undefined for
any batch member If `True`, batch members with valid parameters leading
to undefined statistics will return NaN for this statistic.
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`name`
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The name to give Ops created by the initializer.
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`TypeError`
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if not `scale.dtype.is_floating`.
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`ValueError`
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if not `scale.is_non_singular`.
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`allow_nan_stats`
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Python `bool` describing behavior when a stat is undefined.

Stats return +/- infinity when it makes sense. E.g., the variance of a
Cauchy distribution is infinity. However, sometimes the statistic is
undefined, e.g., if a distribution's pdf does not achieve a maximum within
the support of the distribution, the mode is undefined. If the mean is
undefined, then by definition the variance is undefined. E.g. the mean for
Student's T for df = 1 is undefined (no clear way to say it is either + or -
infinity), so the variance = E[(X - mean)**2] is also undefined.
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`batch_shape`
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Shape of a single sample from a single event index as a `TensorShape`.

May be partially defined or unknown.

The batch dimensions are indexes into independent, non-identical
parameterizations of this distribution.
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`df`
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The degrees of freedom of the distribution.

This controls the degrees of freedom of the distribution. The tails of the
distribution get more heavier the smaller `df` is. As `df` goes to
infinitiy, the distribution approaches the Multivariate Normal with the same
`loc` and `scale`.
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`dtype`
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The `DType` of `Tensor`s handled by this `Distribution`.
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`event_shape`
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Shape of a single sample from a single batch as a `TensorShape`.

May be partially defined or unknown.
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`loc`
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The location parameter of the distribution.

`loc` applies an elementwise shift to the distribution.

```none
X ~ MultivariateT(loc=0, scale=1)   # Identity scale, zero shift.
Y = scale @ X + loc

name Name prepended to all ops created by this Distribution. parameters Dictionary of parameters used to instantiate this Distribution. reparameterization_type Describes how samples from the distribution are reparameterized.

Currently this is one of the static instances tfd.FULLY_REPARAMETERIZED or tfd.NOT_REPARAMETERIZED. scale The scale parameter of the distribution.

scale applies an affine scale to the distribution.

X ~ MultivariateT(loc=0, scale=1)   # Identity scale, zero shift.
Y = scale @ X + loc

trainable_variables

validate_args Python bool indicating possibly expensive checks are enabled. variables

Methods

batch_shape_tensor

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Shape of a single sample from a single event index as a 1-D Tensor.

The batch dimensions are indexes into independent, non-identical parameterizations of this distribution.

Args
name name to give to the op

Returns
batch_shape Tensor.

cdf

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Cumulative distribution function.

Given random variable X, the cumulative distribution function cdf is:

cdf(x) := P[X <= x]

Args
value float or double Tensor.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
cdf a Tensor of shape sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype.

copy

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Creates a deep copy of the distribution.

Args
**override_parameters_kwargs String/value dictionary of initialization arguments to override with new values.

Returns
distribution A new instance of type(self) initialized from the union of self.parameters and override_parameters_kwargs, i.e., dict(self.parameters, **override_parameters_kwargs).

covariance

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Covariance.

Covariance is (possibly) defined only for non-scalar-event distributions.

For example, for a length-k, vector-valued distribution, it is calculated as,

Cov[i, j] = Covariance(X_i, X_j) = E[(X_i - E[X_i]) (X_j - E[X_j])]

where Cov is a (batch of) k x k matrix, 0 <= (i, j) < k, and E denotes expectation.

Alternatively, for non-vector, multivariate distributions (e.g., matrix-valued, Wishart), Covariance shall return a (batch of) matrices under some vectorization of the events, i.e.,

Cov[i, j] = Covariance(Vec(X)_i, Vec(X)_j) = [as above]

where Cov is a (batch of) k' x k' matrices, 0 <= (i, j) < k' = reduce_prod(event_shape), and Vec is some function mapping indices of this distribution's event dimensions to indices of a length-k' vector.

Additional documentation from MultivariateStudentTLinearOperator:

The covariance for Multivariate Student's t equals

scale @ scale.T * df / (df - 2), when df > 2
infinity, when 1 < df <= 2
NaN, when df <= 1

If self.allow_nan_stats=False, then an exception will be raised rather than returning NaN.

Args
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
covariance Floating-point Tensor with shape [B1, ..., Bn, k', k'] where the first n dimensions are batch coordinates and k' = reduce_prod(self.event_shape).

cross_entropy

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Computes the (Shannon) cross entropy.

Denote this distribution (self) by P and the other distribution by Q. Assuming P, Q are absolutely continuous with respect to one another and permit densities p(x) dr(x) and q(x) dr(x), (Shannon) cross entropy is defined as:

H[P, Q] = E_p[-log q(X)] = -int_F p(x) log q(x) dr(x)

where F denotes the support of the random variable X ~ P.

Args
other tfp.distributions.Distribution instance.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.

Returns
cross_entropy self.dtype Tensor with shape [B1, ..., Bn] representing n different calculations of (Shannon) cross entropy.

entropy

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Shannon entropy in nats.

event_shape_tensor

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Shape of a single sample from a single batch as a 1-D int32 Tensor.

Args
name name to give to the op

Returns
event_shape Tensor.

experimental_default_event_space_bijector

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Bijector mapping the reals (R**n) to the event space of the distribution.

Distributions with continuous support may implement _default_event_space_bijector which returns a subclass of tfp.bijectors.Bijector that maps R**n to the distribution's event space. For example, the default bijector for the Beta distribution is tfp.bijectors.Sigmoid(), which maps the real line to [0, 1], the support of the Beta distribution. The default bijector for the CholeskyLKJ distribution is tfp.bijectors.CorrelationCholesky, which maps R^(k * (k-1) // 2) to the submanifold of k x k lower triangular matrices with ones along the diagonal.

The purpose of experimental_default_event_space_bijector is to enable gradient descent in an unconstrained space for Variational Inference and Hamiltonian Monte Carlo methods. Some effort has been made to choose bijectors such that the tails of the distribution in the unconstrained space are between Gaussian and Exponential.

For distributions with discrete event space, or for which TFP currently lacks a suitable bijector, this function returns None.

Args
*args Passed to implementation _default_event_space_bijector.
**kwargs Passed to implementation _default_event_space_bijector.

Returns
event_space_bijector Bijector instance or None.

is_scalar_batch

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Indicates that batch_shape == [].

Args
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.

Returns
is_scalar_batch bool scalar Tensor.

is_scalar_event

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Indicates that event_shape == [].

Args
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.

Returns
is_scalar_event bool scalar Tensor.

kl_divergence

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Computes the Kullback--Leibler divergence.

Denote this distribution (self) by p and the other distribution by q. Assuming p, q are absolutely continuous with respect to reference measure r, the KL divergence is defined as:

KL[p, q] = E_p[log(p(X)/q(X))]
         = -int_F p(x) log q(x) dr(x) + int_F p(x) log p(x) dr(x)
         = H[p, q] - H[p]

where F denotes the support of the random variable X ~ p, H[., .] denotes (Shannon) cross entropy, and H[.] denotes (Shannon) entropy.

Args
other tfp.distributions.Distribution instance.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.

Returns
kl_divergence self.dtype Tensor with shape [B1, ..., Bn] representing n different calculations of the Kullback-Leibler divergence.

log_cdf

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Log cumulative distribution function.

Given random variable X, the cumulative distribution function cdf is:

log_cdf(x) := Log[ P[X <= x] ]

Often, a numerical approximation can be used for log_cdf(x) that yields a more accurate answer than simply taking the logarithm of the cdf when x << -1.

Args
value float or double Tensor.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
logcdf a Tensor of shape sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype.

log_prob

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Log probability density/mass function.

Args
value float or double Tensor.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
log_prob a Tensor of shape sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype.

log_survival_function

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Log survival function.

Given random variable X, the survival function is defined:

log_survival_function(x) = Log[ P[X > x] ]
                         = Log[ 1 - P[X <= x] ]
                         = Log[ 1 - cdf(x) ]

Typically, different numerical approximations can be used for the log survival function, which are more accurate than 1 - cdf(x) when x >> 1.

Args
value float or double Tensor.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
Tensor of shape sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype.

mean

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Mean.

Additional documentation from MultivariateStudentTLinearOperator:

The mean of Student's T equals loc if df > 1, otherwise it is NaN. If self.allow_nan_stats=False, then an exception will be raised rather than returning NaN.

mode

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Mode.

param_shapes

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Shapes of parameters given the desired shape of a call to sample().

This is a class method that describes what key/value arguments are required to instantiate the given Distribution so that a particular shape is returned for that instance's call to sample().

Subclasses should override class method _param_shapes.

Args
sample_shape Tensor or python list/tuple. Desired shape of a call to sample().
name name to prepend ops with.

Returns
dict of parameter name to Tensor shapes.

param_static_shapes

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param_shapes with static (i.e. TensorShape) shapes.

This is a class method that describes what key/value arguments are required to instantiate the given Distribution so that a particular shape is returned for that instance's call to sample(). Assumes that the sample's shape is known statically.

Subclasses should override class method _param_shapes to return constant-valued tensors when constant values are fed.

Args
sample_shape TensorShape or python list/tuple. Desired shape of a call to sample().

Returns
dict of parameter name to TensorShape.

Raises
ValueError if sample_shape is a TensorShape and is not fully defined.

parameter_properties

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Returns a dict mapping constructor arg names to property annotations.

This dict should include an entry for each of the distribution's Tensor-valued constructor arguments.

Args
dtype Optional float dtype to assume for continuous-valued parameters. Some constraining bijectors require advance knowledge of the dtype because certain constants (e.g., tfb.Softplus.low) must be instantiated with the same dtype as the values to be transformed.
num_classes Optional int Tensor number of classes to assume when inferring the shape of parameters for categorical-like distributions. Otherwise ignored.

Returns
parameter_properties A str ->tfp.python.internal.parameter_properties.ParameterPropertiesdict mapping constructor argument names toParameterProperties` instances.

prob

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Probability density/mass function.

Args
value float or double Tensor.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
prob a Tensor of shape sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype.

quantile

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Quantile function. Aka 'inverse cdf' or 'percent point function'.

Given random variable X and p in [0, 1], the quantile is:

quantile(p) := x such that P[X <= x] == p

Args
value float or double Tensor.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
quantile a Tensor of shape sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype.

sample

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Generate samples of the specified shape.

Note that a call to sample() without arguments will generate a single sample.

Args
sample_shape 0D or 1D int32 Tensor. Shape of the generated samples.
seed Python integer or tfp.util.SeedStream instance, for seeding PRNG.
name name to give to the op.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
samples a Tensor with prepended dimensions sample_shape.

stddev

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Standard deviation.

Standard deviation is defined as,

stddev = E[(X - E[X])**2]**0.5

where X is the random variable associated with this distribution, E denotes expectation, and stddev.shape = batch_shape + event_shape.

Additional documentation from MultivariateStudentTLinearOperator:

The standard deviation for Student's T equals

sqrt(diag(scale @ scale.T)) * df / (df - 2), when df > 2
infinity, when 1 < df <= 2
NaN, when df <= 1

Args
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
stddev Floating-point Tensor with shape identical to batch_shape + event_shape, i.e., the same shape as self.mean().

survival_function

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Survival function.

Given random variable X, the survival function is defined:

survival_function(x) = P[X > x]
                     = 1 - P[X <= x]
                     = 1 - cdf(x).

Args
value float or double Tensor.
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
Tensor of shape sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype.

variance

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Variance.

Variance is defined as,

Var = E[(X - E[X])**2]

where X is the random variable associated with this distribution, E denotes expectation, and Var.shape = batch_shape + event_shape.

Additional documentation from MultivariateStudentTLinearOperator:

The variance for Student's T equals

diag(scale @ scale.T) * df / (df - 2), when df > 2
infinity, when 1 < df <= 2
NaN, when df <= 1

If self.allow_nan_stats=False, then an exception will be raised rather than returning NaN.

Args
name Python str prepended to names of ops created by this function.
**kwargs Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation.

Returns
variance Floating-point Tensor with shape identical to batch_shape + event_shape, i.e., the same shape as self.mean().

__getitem__

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Slices the batch axes of this distribution, returning a new instance.

b = tfd.Bernoulli(logits=tf.zeros([3, 5, 7, 9]))
b.batch_shape  # => [3, 5, 7, 9]
b2 = b[:, tf.newaxis, ..., -2:, 1::2]
b2.batch_shape  # => [3, 1, 5, 2, 4]

x = tf.random.stateless_normal([5, 3, 2, 2])
cov = tf.matmul(x, x, transpose_b=True)
chol = tf.linalg.cholesky(cov)
loc = tf.random.stateless_normal([4, 1, 3, 1])
mvn = tfd.MultivariateNormalTriL(loc, chol)
mvn.batch_shape  # => [4, 5, 3]
mvn.event_shape  # => [2]
mvn2 = mvn[:, 3:, ..., ::-1, tf.newaxis]
mvn2.batch_shape  # => [4, 2, 3, 1]
mvn2.event_shape  # => [2]

Args
slices slices from the [] operator

Returns
dist A new tfd.Distribution instance with sliced parameters.

__iter__

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