Frequently asked questions
What's this all about?
Here's some good overview material on this site.
Can I see some examples and screenshots?
Are there papers about Dyna that I can read or cite?
Yes. See publications.
How about colorful slides with algorithm animations?
Yes. These go with the publications.
Where do I get the software? What is the license?
I'm stuck, how do I contact you?
Feel free to get in touch. See contact.
I think I found a bug. How can I report it?
Email us. Your email will go directly into our bug tracking system.
Has Dyna been used in other novel research projects?
Yes. See users.
Is Dyna suitable for teaching?
Yes, we hope so. See teaching.
How efficient is Dyna compared to other languages?
Does Dyna scale to large problems?
Is this going to be more trouble than it's worth?
- installation (with/without TAO)
- Dyna doesn't try to take over your life
What is the history of the project?
What are your future plans?
Does Dyna provide feature X?
Will Dyna provide feature X in the future?
How does this website work?
Has anyone written any poetry about Dyna?
Yes, a Petrarchan sonnet, but it contains far too many puns.
- An Ode to Dyna
- As Polo measured out his term in China
- By itemizing bales his factors shipped,
- Deriving all his millions, till he slipped
- South to the sun, charting almost to the Line a
- Fair passage through the straights; as down the mine a
- Bent digger waits until the bellman's tripped
- The switch and smiths the annealing steel have dipped
- In sump; so have we coded until Dyna
- Could outclass all our programmers' array
- Of tricks and like a dynast's legions hashed
- Them up. The forests we wandered now give way
- To fields. The cells are open where we thrashed
- About. In time our terms with terms combine a
- Goal to reach, with all our thanks to Dyna.
- - David A. Smith
When will DynaMITE be available?
DynaMITE (the Dyna Module for Iterative Training and Estimation) is coming in the near future. We want to make sure the interface is clean and not too hard to understand, and relatively stable. We also want to make sure that the things it relies on Dyna code for (like gradients) work properly.
Where do Dyna developers eat lunch?
See this page.