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Discretization and MCMC Convergence Assessment, edited by Christian P. Robert, (electronic resource)

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Discretization and MCMC Convergence Assessment
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Discretization and MCMC Convergence Assessment
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edited by Christian P. Robert
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The exponential increase in the use of MCMC methods and the corre­ sponding applications in domains of even higher complexity have caused a growing concern about the available convergence assessment methods and the realization that some of these methods were not reliable enough for all-purpose analyses. Some researchers have mainly focussed on the con­ vergence to stationarity and the estimation of rates of convergence, in rela­ tion with the eigenvalues of the transition kernel. This monograph adopts a different perspective by developing (supposedly) practical devices to assess the mixing behaviour of the chain under study and, more particularly, it proposes methods based on finite (state space) Markov chains which are obtained either through a discretization of the original Markov chain or through a duality principle relating a continuous state space Markov chain to another finite Markov chain, as in missing data or latent variable models. The motivation for the choice of finite state spaces is that, although the resulting control is cruder, in the sense that it can often monitor con­ vergence for the discretized version alone, it is also much stricter than alternative methods, since the tools available for finite Markov chains are universal and the resulting transition matrix can be estimated more accu­ rately. Moreover, while some setups impose a fixed finite state space, other allow for possible refinements in the discretization level and for consecutive improvements in the convergence monitoring
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519.2
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English
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T57-57.97
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non fiction
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Robert, Christian P.
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Lecture Notes in Statistics,
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135
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  • Mathematics
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Discretization and MCMC Convergence Assessment, edited by Christian P. Robert, (electronic resource)
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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Contents
1 Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods -- 1.1 Motivations -- 1.2 Metropolis-Hastings algorithms -- 1.3 The Gibbs sampler -- 1.4 Perfect sampling -- 1.5 Convergence results from a Duality Principle -- 2 Convergence Control of MCMC Algorithms -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Convergence assessments for single chains -- 2.3 Convergence assessments based on parallel chains -- 2.4 Coupling techniques -- 3 Linking Discrete and Continuous Chains -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Rao-Blackwellization -- 3.3 Riemann sum control variates -- 3.4 A mixture example -- 4 Valid Discretization via Renewal Theory -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Renewal theory and small sets -- 4.3 Discretization of a continuous Markov chain -- 4.4 Convergence assessment through the divergence criterion -- 4.5 Illustration for the benchmark examples -- 4.6 Renewal theory for variance estimation -- 5 Control by the Central Limit Theorem -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 CLT and Renewal Theory -- 5.3 Two control methods with parallel chains -- 5.4 Extension to continuous state chains -- 5.5 Illustration for the benchmark examples -- 5.6 Testing normality on the latent variables -- 6 Convergence Assessment in Latent Variable Models: DNA Applications -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Hidden Markov model and associated Gibbs sampler -- 6.3 Analysis of thebIL67bacteriophage genome: first convergence diagnostics -- 6.4 Coupling from the past for theM1-M0model -- 6.5 Control by the Central Limit Theorem -- 7 Convergence Assessment in Latent Variable Models: Application to the Longitudinal Modelling of a Marker of HIV Progression -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Hierarchical Model -- 7.3 Analysis of the San Francisco Men’s Health Study -- 7.4 Convergence assessment -- 8 Estimation of Exponential Mixtures -- 8.1 Exponential mixtures -- 8.2 Convergence evaluation -- References -- Author Index
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 1998.
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1 online resource (XI, 192 p. 20 illus.)
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9781461217169
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computer
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10.1007/978-1-4612-1716-9
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Label
Discretization and MCMC Convergence Assessment, edited by Christian P. Robert, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
1 Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods -- 1.1 Motivations -- 1.2 Metropolis-Hastings algorithms -- 1.3 The Gibbs sampler -- 1.4 Perfect sampling -- 1.5 Convergence results from a Duality Principle -- 2 Convergence Control of MCMC Algorithms -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Convergence assessments for single chains -- 2.3 Convergence assessments based on parallel chains -- 2.4 Coupling techniques -- 3 Linking Discrete and Continuous Chains -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Rao-Blackwellization -- 3.3 Riemann sum control variates -- 3.4 A mixture example -- 4 Valid Discretization via Renewal Theory -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Renewal theory and small sets -- 4.3 Discretization of a continuous Markov chain -- 4.4 Convergence assessment through the divergence criterion -- 4.5 Illustration for the benchmark examples -- 4.6 Renewal theory for variance estimation -- 5 Control by the Central Limit Theorem -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 CLT and Renewal Theory -- 5.3 Two control methods with parallel chains -- 5.4 Extension to continuous state chains -- 5.5 Illustration for the benchmark examples -- 5.6 Testing normality on the latent variables -- 6 Convergence Assessment in Latent Variable Models: DNA Applications -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Hidden Markov model and associated Gibbs sampler -- 6.3 Analysis of thebIL67bacteriophage genome: first convergence diagnostics -- 6.4 Coupling from the past for theM1-M0model -- 6.5 Control by the Central Limit Theorem -- 7 Convergence Assessment in Latent Variable Models: Application to the Longitudinal Modelling of a Marker of HIV Progression -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Hierarchical Model -- 7.3 Analysis of the San Francisco Men’s Health Study -- 7.4 Convergence assessment -- 8 Estimation of Exponential Mixtures -- 8.1 Exponential mixtures -- 8.2 Convergence evaluation -- References -- Author Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 1998.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 192 p. 20 illus.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461217169
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4612-1716-9
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3400000000089670
  • (SSID)ssj0000805874
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11530556
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000805874
  • (PQKBWorkID)10747220
  • (PQKB)10273826
  • (DE-He213)978-1-4612-1716-9
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3076613
  • (EXLCZ)993400000000089670

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