Marginal distribution of a Student's T process at finitely many points.
Inherits From: Distribution
oryx.distributions.StudentTProcess(
df,
kernel,
index_points=None,
mean_fn=None,
observation_noise_variance=0.0,
marginal_fn=None,
cholesky_fn=None,
jitter=1e06,
validate_args=False,
allow_nan_stats=False,
name='StudentTProcess'
)
A Student's T process (TP) is an indexed collection of random variables, any finite collection of which are jointly Multivariate Student's T. While this definition applies to finite index sets, it is typically implicit that the index set is infinite; in applications, it is often some finite dimensional real or complex vector space. In such cases, the TP may be thought of as a distribution over (real or complexvalued) functions defined over the index set.
Just as Student's T distributions are fully specified by their degrees of
freedom, location and scale, a Student's T process can be completely specified
by a degrees of freedom parameter, mean function and covariance function.
Let S
denote the index set and K
the space in
which each indexed random variable takes its values (again, often R or C).
The mean function is then a map m: S > K
, and the covariance function,
or kernel, is a positivedefinite function k: (S x S) > K
. The properties
of functions drawn from a TP are entirely dictated (up to translation) by
the form of the kernel function.
This Distribution
represents the marginal joint distribution over function
values at a given finite collection of points [x[1], ..., x[N]]
from the
index set S
. By definition, this marginal distribution is just a
multivariate Student's T distribution, whose mean is given by the vector
[ m(x[1]), ..., m(x[N]) ]
and whose covariance matrix is constructed from
pairwise applications of the kernel function to the given inputs:
 k(x[1], x[1]) k(x[1], x[2]) ... k(x[1], x[N]) 
 k(x[2], x[1]) k(x[2], x[2]) ... k(x[2], x[N]) 
 ... ... ... 
 k(x[N], x[1]) k(x[N], x[2]) ... k(x[N], x[N]) 
For this to be a valid covariance matrix, it must be symmetric and positive
definite; hence the requirement that k
be a positive definite function
(which, by definition, says that the above procedure will yield PD matrices).
Note also we use a parameterization as suggested in [1], which requires df
to be greater than 2. This allows for the covariance for any finite
dimensional marginal of the TP (a multivariate Student's T distribution) to
just be the PD matrix generated by the kernel.
Mathematical Details
The probability density function (pdf) is a multivariate Student's T whose parameters are derived from the TP's properties:
pdf(x; df, index_points, mean_fn, kernel) = MultivariateStudentT(df, loc, K)
K = (df  2) / df * (kernel.matrix(index_points, index_points) +
observation_noise_variance * eye(N))
loc = (x  mean_fn(index_points))^T @ K @ (x  mean_fn(index_points))
where:
df
is the degrees of freedom parameter for the TP.index_points
are points in the index set over which the TP is defined,mean_fn
is a callable mapping the index set to the TP's mean values,kernel
isPositiveSemidefiniteKernel
like and represents the covariance function of the TP,observation_noise_variance
is a term added to the diagonal of the kernel matrix. In the limit ofdf
toinf
, this represents the observation noise of a gaussian likelihood.eye(N)
is an NbyN identity matrix.
Examples
Draw joint samples from a TP prior
import numpy as np
from tensorflow_probability.python.internal.backend.jax.compat import v2 as tf
import tensorflow_probability as tfp; tfp = tfp.substrates.jax
tfd = tfp.distributions
psd_kernels = tfp.math.psd_kernels
num_points = 100
# Index points should be a collection (100, here) of feature vectors. In this
# example, we're using 1d vectors, so we just need to reshape the output from
# np.linspace, to give a shape of (100, 1).
index_points = np.expand_dims(np.linspace(1., 1., num_points), 1)
# Define a kernel with default parameters.
kernel = psd_kernels.ExponentiatedQuadratic()
tp = tfd.StudentTProcess(3., kernel, index_points)
samples = tp.sample(10)
# ==> 10 independently drawn, joint samples at `index_points`
noisy_tp = tfd.StudentTProcess(
df=3.,
kernel=kernel,
index_points=index_points)
noisy_samples = noisy_tp.sample(10)
# ==> 10 independently drawn, noisy joint samples at `index_points`
Optimize kernel parameters via maximum marginal likelihood.
# Suppose we have some data from a known function. Note the index points in
# general have shape `[b1, ..., bB, f1, ..., fF]` (here we assume `F == 1`),
# so we need to explicitly consume the feature dimensions (just the last one
# here).
f = lambda x: np.sin(10*x[..., 0]) * np.exp(x[..., 0]**2)
observed_index_points = np.expand_dims(np.random.uniform(1., 1., 50), 1)
# Squeeze to take the shape from [50, 1] to [50].
observed_values = f(observed_index_points)
amplitude = tfp.util.TransformedVariable(
1., tfp.bijectors.Softplus(), dtype=np.float64, name='amplitude')
length_scale = tfp.util.TransformedVariable(
1., tfp.bijectors.Softplus(), dtype=np.float64, name='length_scale')
# Define a kernel with trainable parameters.
kernel = psd_kernels.ExponentiatedQuadratic(
amplitude=amplitude,
length_scale=length_scale)
tp = tfd.StudentTProcess(3., kernel, observed_index_points)
optimizer = tf.optimizers.Adam()
@tf.function
def optimize():
with tf.GradientTape() as tape:
loss = tp.log_prob(observed_values)
grads = tape.gradient(loss, tp.trainable_variables)
optimizer.apply_gradients(zip(grads, tp.trainable_variables))
return loss
for i in range(1000):
nll = optimize()
if i % 100 == 0:
print("Step {}: NLL = {}".format(i, nll))
print("Final NLL = {}".format(nll))
References
[1]: Amar Shah, Andrew Gordon Wilson, and Zoubin Ghahramani. Studentt Processes as Alternatives to Gaussian Processes. In Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, 2014. https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~andrewgw/tprocess.pdf
Raises  

ValueError

if mean_fn is not None and is not callable.

Methods
batch_shape_tensor
batch_shape_tensor(
name='batch_shape_tensor'
)
Shape of a single sample from a single event index as a 1D Tensor
.
The batch dimensions are indexes into independent, nonidentical parameterizations of this distribution.
Args  

name

name to give to the op 
Returns  

batch_shape

Tensor .

cdf
cdf(
value, name='cdf', **kwargs
)
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
copy(
**override_parameters_kwargs
)
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
covariance(
name='covariance', **kwargs
)
Covariance.
Covariance is (possibly) defined only for nonscalarevent distributions.
For example, for a lengthk
, vectorvalued 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 nonvector, multivariate distributions (e.g.,
matrixvalued, 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
lengthk'
vector.
Args  

name

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

**kwargs

Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation. 
Returns  

covariance

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

cross_entropy
cross_entropy(
other, name='cross_entropy'
)
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
entropy(
name='entropy', **kwargs
)
Shannon entropy in nats.
event_shape_tensor
event_shape_tensor(
name='event_shape_tensor'
)
Shape of a single sample from a single batch as a 1D int32 Tensor
.
Args  

name

name to give to the op 
Returns  

event_shape

Tensor .

experimental_default_event_space_bijector
experimental_default_event_space_bijector(
*args, **kwargs
)
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 * (k1) // 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 .

experimental_fit
@classmethod
experimental_fit( value, sample_ndims=1, validate_args=False, **init_kwargs )
Instantiates a distribution that maximizes the likelihood of x
.
Args  

value

a Tensor valid sample from this distribution family.

sample_ndims

Positive int Tensor number of leftmost dimensions of
value that index i.i.d. samples.
Default value: 1 .

validate_args

Python bool , default False . When True , distribution
parameters are checked for validity despite possibly degrading runtime
performance. When False , invalid inputs may silently render incorrect
outputs.
Default value: False .

**init_kwargs

Additional keyword arguments passed through to
cls.__init__ . These take precedence in case of collision with the
fitted parameters; for example,
tfd.Normal.experimental_fit([1., 1.], scale=20.) returns a Normal
distribution with scale=20. rather than the maximum likelihood
parameter scale=0. .

Returns  

maximum_likelihood_instance

instance of cls with parameters that
maximize the likelihood of value .

experimental_local_measure
experimental_local_measure(
value, backward_compat=False, **kwargs
)
Returns a log probability density together with a TangentSpace
.
A TangentSpace
allows us to calculate the correct pushforward
density when we apply a transformation to a Distribution
on
a strict submanifold of R^n (typically via a Bijector
in the
TransformedDistribution
subclass). The density correction uses
the basis of the tangent space.
Args  

value

float or double Tensor .

backward_compat

bool specifying whether to fall back to returning
FullSpace as the tangent space, and representing R^n with the standard
basis.

**kwargs

Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation. 
Returns  

log_prob

a Tensor representing the log probability density, of shape
sample_shape(x) + self.batch_shape with values of type self.dtype .

tangent_space

a TangentSpace object (by default FullSpace )
representing the tangent space to the manifold at value .

Raises  

UnspecifiedTangentSpaceError if backward_compat is False and
the _experimental_tangent_space attribute has not been defined.

experimental_sample_and_log_prob
experimental_sample_and_log_prob(
sample_shape=(), seed=None, name='sample_and_log_prob', **kwargs
)
Samples from this distribution and returns the log density of the sample.
The default implementation simply calls sample
and log_prob
:
def _sample_and_log_prob(self, sample_shape, seed, **kwargs):
x = self.sample(sample_shape=sample_shape, seed=seed, **kwargs)
return x, self.log_prob(x, **kwargs)
However, some subclasses may provide more efficient and/or numerically stable implementations.
Args  

sample_shape

integer Tensor desired shape of samples to draw.
Default value: () .

seed

PRNG seed; see tfp.random.sanitize_seed for details.
Default value: None .

name

name to give to the op.
Default value: 'sample_and_log_prob' .

**kwargs

Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation. 
Returns  

samples

a Tensor , or structure of Tensor s, with prepended dimensions
sample_shape .

log_prob

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

get_marginal_distribution
get_marginal_distribution(
index_points=None
)
Compute the marginal over function values at index_points
.
Args  

index_points

float Tensor representing finite (batch of) vector(s) of
points in the index set over which the TP is defined. Shape has the form
[b1, ..., bB, e, f1, ..., fF] where F is the number of feature
dimensions and must equal kernel.feature_ndims and e is the number
(size) of index points in each batch. Ultimately this distribution
corresponds to a e dimensional multivariate student t. The batch shape
must be broadcastable with kernel.batch_shape and any batch dims
yielded by mean_fn .

Returns  

marginal

a StudentT or MultivariateStudentT distribution,
according to whether index_points consists of one or many index
points, respectively.

is_scalar_batch
is_scalar_batch(
name='is_scalar_batch'
)
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
is_scalar_event(
name='is_scalar_event'
)
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
kl_divergence(
other, name='kl_divergence'
)
Computes the KullbackLeibler 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 KullbackLeibler
divergence.

log_cdf
log_cdf(
value, name='log_cdf', **kwargs
)
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
log_prob(
value, name='log_prob', **kwargs
)
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
log_survival_function(
value, name='log_survival_function', **kwargs
)
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
mean(
name='mean', **kwargs
)
Mean.
mode
mode(
name='mode', **kwargs
)
Mode.
param_shapes
@classmethod
param_shapes( sample_shape, name='DistributionParamShapes' )
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
@classmethod
param_static_shapes( sample_shape )
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
constantvalued 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
@classmethod
parameter_properties( dtype=tf.float32, num_classes=None )
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.
Distribution subclasses are not required to implement
_parameter_properties
, so this method may raise NotImplementedError
.
Providing a _parameter_properties
implementation enables several advanced
features, including:
 Distribution batch slicing (
sliced_distribution = distribution[i:j]
).  Automatic inference of
_batch_shape
and_batch_shape_tensor
, which must otherwise be computed explicitly.  Automatic instantiation of the distribution within TFP's internal property tests.
 Automatic construction of 'trainable' instances of the distribution using appropriate bijectors to avoid violating parameter constraints. This enables the distribution family to be used easily as a surrogate posterior in variational inference.
In the future, parameter property annotations may enable additional
functionality; for example, returning Distribution instances from
tf.vectorized_map
.
Args  

dtype

Optional float dtype to assume for continuousvalued 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 categoricallike distributions.
Otherwise ignored.

Returns  

parameter_properties

A
str > tfp.python.internal.parameter_properties.ParameterPropertiesdict mapping constructor argument names to ParameterProperties`
instances.

Raises  

NotImplementedError

if the distribution class does not implement
_parameter_properties .

posterior_predictive
posterior_predictive(
observations, predictive_index_points=None, **kwargs
)
Return the posterior predictive distribution associated with this distribution.
Returns the posterior predictive distribution p(Y'  X, Y, X')
where:
X'
ispredictive_index_points
X
isself.index_points
.Y
isobservations
.
This is equivalent to using the
StudentTProcessRegressionModel.precompute_regression_model
method.
Args  

observations

float Tensor representing collection, or batch of
collections, of observations corresponding to
self.index_points . Shape has the form [b1, ..., bB, e] , which
must be broadcastable with the batch and example shapes of
self.index_points . The batch shape [b1, ..., bB] must be
broadcastable with the shapes of all other batched parameters

predictive_index_points

float Tensor representing finite collection,
or batch of collections, of points in the index set over which the GP
is defined.
Shape has the form [b1, ..., bB, e, f1, ..., fF] where F is the
number of feature dimensions and must equal kernel.feature_ndims and
e is the number (size) of predictive index points in each batch.
The batch shape must be broadcastable with this distributions
batch_shape .
Default value: None .

**kwargs

Any other keyword arguments to pass / override. 
Returns  

stprm

An instance of Distribution that represents the posterior
predictive.

prob
prob(
value, name='prob', **kwargs
)
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
quantile(
value, name='quantile', **kwargs
)
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
sample(
sample_shape=(), seed=None, name='sample', **kwargs
)
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

PRNG seed; see tfp.random.sanitize_seed for details.

name

name to give to the op. 
**kwargs

Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation. 
Returns  

samples

a Tensor with prepended dimensions sample_shape .

stddev
stddev(
name='stddev', **kwargs
)
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
.
Args  

name

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

**kwargs

Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation. 
Returns  

stddev

Floatingpoint Tensor with shape identical to
batch_shape + event_shape , i.e., the same shape as self.mean() .

survival_function
survival_function(
value, name='survival_function', **kwargs
)
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 .

unnormalized_log_prob
unnormalized_log_prob(
value, name='unnormalized_log_prob', **kwargs
)
Potentially unnormalized log probability density/mass function.
This function is similar to log_prob
, but does not require that the
return value be normalized. (Normalization here refers to the total
integral of probability being one, as it should be by definition for any
probability distribution.) This is useful, for example, for distributions
where the normalization constant is difficult or expensive to compute. By
default, this simply calls log_prob
.
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  

unnormalized_log_prob

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

variance
variance(
name='variance', **kwargs
)
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
.
Args  

name

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

**kwargs

Named arguments forwarded to subclass implementation. 
Returns  

variance

Floatingpoint Tensor with shape identical to
batch_shape + event_shape , i.e., the same shape as self.mean() .

__getitem__
__getitem__(
slices
)
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__
__iter__()