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Stan vs Swift: What are the differences?

Developers describe Stan as "A Probabilistic Programming Language". A state-of-the-art platform for statistical modeling and high-performance statistical computation. Used for statistical modeling, data analysis, and prediction in the social, biological, and physical sciences, engineering, and business. On the other hand, Swift is detailed as "An innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch". Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

Stan belongs to "Machine Learning Tools" category of the tech stack, while Swift can be primarily classified under "Languages".

Stan and Swift are both open source tools. It seems that Swift with 48.4K GitHub stars and 7.76K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Stan with 1.61K GitHub stars and 279 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Stan
Pros of Swift
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    • 250
      Ios
    • 176
      Elegant
    • 124
      Not Objective-C
    • 105
      Backed by apple
    • 91
      Type inference
    • 60
      Generics
    • 54
      Playgrounds
    • 49
      Semicolon free
    • 39
      OSX
    • 35
      Tuples offer compound variables
    • 24
      Easy to learn
    • 23
      Clean Syntax
    • 21
      Open Source
    • 20
      Functional
    • 19
      Beautiful Code
    • 11
      Linux
    • 11
      Dynamic
    • 10
      Promotes safe, readable code
    • 9
      Protocol-oriented programming
    • 8
      Explicit optionals
    • 8
      No S-l-o-w JVM
    • 6
      Storyboard designer
    • 5
      Best UI concept
    • 5
      Optionals
    • 5
      Type safety
    • 5
      Super addicting language, great people, open, elegant
    • 4
      Its friendly
    • 4
      Powerful
    • 4
      Fail-safe
    • 4
      Highly Readable codes
    • 4
      Faster and looks better
    • 4
      Swift is faster than Objective-C
    • 4
      Feels like a better C++
    • 3
      Its fun and damn fast
    • 3
      Easy to learn and work
    • 3
      Much more fun
    • 3
      Protocol extensions
    • 3
      Native
    • 3
      Strong Type safety
    • 3
      Easy to Maintain
    • 2
      Protocol oriented programming
    • 2
      Esay
    • 2
      MacOS
    • 2
      Type Safe
    • 2
      All Cons C# and Java Swift Already has
    • 2
      Protocol as type
    • 1
      Actually don't have to own a mac
    • 1
      Can interface with C easily
    • 1
      Numbers with underbar
    • 1
      Optional chain
    • 1
      Runs Python 8 times faster
    • 1
      Free from Memory Leak
    • 1
      Swift is easier to understand for non-iOS developers.
    • 1
      Great for Multi-Threaded Programming
    • 1
      Objec

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    Cons of Stan
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      • 5
        Must own a mac
      • 2
        Memory leaks are not uncommon
      • 1
        Its classes compile to roughly 300 lines of assembly
      • 1
        Complicated process for exporting modules
      • 1
        Very irritatingly picky about things that’s
      • 1
        Is a lot more effort than lua to make simple functions
      • 0
        Overly complex options makes it easy to create bad code

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      What is Stan?

      A state-of-the-art platform for statistical modeling and high-performance statistical computation. Used for statistical modeling, data analysis, and prediction in the social, biological, and physical sciences, engineering, and business.

      What is Swift?

      Writing code is interactive and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run lightning-fast. Swift is ready for your next iOS and OS X project — or for addition into your current app — because Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

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