Stan vs Theano: What are the differences?
What is Stan? 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.
What is Theano? Define, optimize, and evaluate mathematical expressions involving multi-dimensional arrays efficiently. Theano is a Python library that lets you to define, optimize, and evaluate mathematical expressions, especially ones with multi-dimensional arrays (numpy.ndarray). Using Theano it is possible to attain speeds rivaling hand-crafted C impleme.
Stan and Theano can be categorized as "Machine Learning" tools.
Stan and Theano are both open source tools. Theano with 8.83K GitHub stars and 2.49K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Stan with 1.61K GitHub stars and 279 GitHub forks.