## The Bayes Net Toolbox for MATLAB (2001)

Venue: | Computing Science and Statistics |

Citations: | 175 - 2 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Murphy01thebayes,

author = {Kevin P. Murphy},

title = {The Bayes Net Toolbox for MATLAB},

journal = {Computing Science and Statistics},

year = {2001},

volume = {33},

pages = {2001}

}

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### Abstract

The Bayes Net Toolbox (BNT) is an open-source Matlab package for directed graphical models. BNT supports many kinds of nodes (probability distributions), exact and approximate inference, parameter and structure learning, and static and dynamic models. BNT is widely used in teaching and research: the web page has received over 28,000 hits since May 2000. In this paper, we discuss a broad spectrum of issues related to graphical models (directed and undirected), and describe, at a high-level, how BNT was designed to cope with them all. We also compare BNT to other software packages for graphical models, and to the nascent OpenBayes effort.