Frequently asked questions

Below you find a list for known errors, that may occur and how to work around:

1. HDF5surrogate escape

NameError: global name ‘exc’ is not defined

add:
export LC_ALL=en_AU.utf8
to your .bashrc

2. Theano MKL support

RuntimeError: To use MKL 2018 with Theano you MUST set “MKL_THREADING_LAYER=GNU” in your environement.

add
export MKL_THREADING_LAYER=GNU
to your .bashrc

3. Slow compilation

No error will be thrown, but during “beat sample” the compilation of the forward model function ḿay take a long time. In such a case the default compilation flags of theano may be overwritten. This may result in longer runtime.:

THEANO_FLAGS=optimizer=fast_compile beat sample Projectpath