rethinkingcontains tools for conducting both quick quadratic approximation of the posterior distribution as well as Hamiltonian Monte Carlo (through RStan or cmdstanr - mc-stan.org). Many packages do this. The signature difference of this package is that it forces the user to specify the model as a list of explicit distributional assumptions.
For more information visit the rethinking website.
These versions of rethinking are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEARCloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.