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This package is written by:
Lars Buesing (primary contact), firstname.lastname@example.org
This repository contains different methods for linear dynamical system models with Poisson observations. It has been developed and implemented with the goal of modelling spike-train recordings from neural populations, but at least some of the methods will be applicable more generally.
In particular, the repository includes methods for
- Laplace approximation for state-inference
- Variational inference for the state
- Expectation maximisation for parameter learning, using Laplace or Variation inference
- Nuclear-norm minimisation (as described in Pfau et al.)
- Exponential family PCA
- Nonlinear Subspace Identification (SSID) (core code available at http://bitbucket.org/larsbuesing/ssidforplds)
To get started, run the example script: ./example/PLDSExample.m or one of the other scripts in ./example
If you notice a bug, want to request a feature, or have a question or feedback, please make use of the issue-tracking capabilities of the repository. We love to hear from people using our code-- please send an email to email@example.com.
The code is published under the GNU General Public License. The code is provided "as is" and has no warranty whatsoever.
The code is based on
Jakob H Macke, Lars Buesing, John P Cunningham, M Yu Byron, Krishna V Shenoy, and Maneesh Sahani. Empirical models of spiking in neural populations. In NIPS, pages 1350–1358, 2011.
Lars Buesing, Jakob H Macke, and Maneesh Sahani. Spectral learning of linear dynamics from generalised-linear observations with application to neural population data. In NIPS, pages 1691–1699, 2012.
David Pfau, Eftychios A Pnevmatikakis, and Liam Paninski. Robust learning of low-dimensional dynamics from large neural ensembles. In NIPS, pages 2391–2399, 2013.
Yuanjun Gao, Lars Buesing, Krishna V Shenoy, John P Cunningham. High-dimensional neural spike train analysis with generalized count linear dynamical systems. In NIPS 2015
and some of the methods are also described in
JH Macke, L Buesing, M Sahani: Estimating state and model parameters in state-space models of spike trains. Book-chapter, in preparation.
The code-package makes use of the optimisation-package minFunc, written by Mark Schmidt, http://www.di.ens.fr/~mschmidt/Software/minFunc.html.