NumFOCUS is pleased to announce Facebook as our newest Platinum Corporate Sponsor.

Facebook believes in the value of open source technology to achieve a shared goal of improving tools and frameworks used by the entire community. As such, Facebook is committed to supporting the developer community through their contributions to open source tools.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Facebook as the newest leader joining our Corporate Sponsorship Program supporting open source scientific innovation,” said Leah Silen, NumFOCUS Executive Director. “This funding enables our projects to facilitate impactful discoveries in machine learning and data science. We’re grateful for Facebook’s participation.”

PyTorch, Facebook’s open source Python-based deep learning platform, has reached its 1.0 stable release and is one of the fastest-growing open source projects on GitHub. Prophet, Facebook’s open source forecasting tool, is built on top of NumFOCUS sponsored project Stan, a platform for Bayesian modeling, inference, and visualization on the frontiers of applied statistics.

About NumFOCUS Corporate Sponsors
NumFOCUS Corporate Sponsors are for-profit companies who drive their business success using our open source projects. Corporate Sponsors invest in the development and sustainability of the open source scientific data stack through their financial support of NumFOCUS. Many sponsors also allocate employee paid time to development work on NumFOCUS open source projects.


Facebook joins the ranks of NumFOCUS Corporate Sponsors who are stepping up to provide sustainable support for the open source projects that power their business success.

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