Please reference the technical report:
C.M. Kadie, D. Hovel, and
E. Horvitz. MSBNx: A Component-Centric Toolkit for
Modeling and Inference with Bayesian Networks. Microsoft Research Technical
Report MSR-TR-2001-67, July 2001. (Word format,
Yes, .Net languages can use use ActiveX/COM libraries such as MSBN3.
This zip file contains the MSBNx sample code in C#:
Go to page
http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/vbscript/scripting.asp and install
the updated Windows Scripting engine (version 5.5).
Send a note to email@example.com
affirming that you agree to the End-User License Agreement and asking for an
alternate download site.
No, it does not.
Influence diagrams are graphical representations of
decision problems. In addition to nodes for random
variables, they also include nodes for decisions/actions
A much older version of our tools did support
influence diagrams, but it is
no longer supported or available.
MSBNx is a application program with a graphical user interface that helps
people edit and evaluate Bayesian Networks.
MSBN3 is a library (specifically, an ActiveX DLL) that helps programs edit and
evaluate Belief Networks. MSBN3 offers no user interface. MSBNx is built upon
MSBN3. MSBN3 can also be used by other programs.
C++ can use ActiveX/COM libraries via the "#import" directive. The documentation
for "#import" is
here. We don't have example code for using MSBN3 from C++, but
this magazine article shows how to use another ActiveX/COM library from
C++. For more information, try searching the web for "import directive C++".
The MSBNx and its components run on any Windows system version from Windows 98
to Windows XP.
No. However, the MSBNx installation includes, in the UpdateDsc directory, a Perl
script called "updatedsc.pl" to help convert old-format files into a format the
MSBNx understands. For information on how to run the script, read the file
"updatedsc.txt" which is also installed with MSBNx.