On Markov chain Monte Carlo acceleration


Gelfand, Alan E. and Sahu, Sujit K. (1994) On Markov chain Monte Carlo acceleration. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 3, (3), 261-276.

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Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods are currently enjoying a surge of interest within the statistical community. The goal of this work is to formalize and support two distinct adaptive strategies which typically accelerate the convergence of a MCMC algorithm. One approach is through resampling; the other incorporates adaptive switching of the transition kernel. Support is both by analytic arguments and simulation study. Application is envisioned in low dimensional but non-trivial problems. Two pathological illustrations are presented. Connections with reparametrization are discussed as well as possible difficulties with infinitely often adaptation

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1061-8600 (print)
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Keywords: statistics and probability, Monte Carlo Method, Markov processes, algotiyhms, simulation, probability, density functions, convergence, adaptation, switching, transitions, kernel fucntions, strategy, numerical analysis, MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo), Gibbs sampler
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Statistics
ePrint ID: 54072
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:37
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/54072

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