acknowledging Stan

How to Cite Stan

We appreciate citations for the Stan software because it lets us find out what people have been doing with Stan and motivate further grant funding. When citing Stan we recommend citing both Stan itself as well as the particular interface used.

To cite Stan itself you can cite the Stan manual, taking the year and version from the latest release documented at

  • Stan Development Team. YEAR. Stan Modeling Language Users Guide and Reference Manual, VERSION.

To cite the interface or post-processing package you used we recommend using the citation conventions for the language (R, Python, Julia, etc.) associated with the interface or package. For example, to cite RStan use the standard conventions for citing R packages.