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Why and how pseudo-marginal MCMC work for exact Bayesian inference

I will describe a breakthrough strategy for “exact-approximate” Bayesian inference. The apparent contradiction in the terminology is due to the surprising result in Beaumont (2003) and Andrieu and Roberts (2009) where it is shown that plugging a non-negative and unbiased … Continue reading

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Tips for coding a Metropolis-Hastings sampler

I will suggest several tips, and discuss common beginner’s mistakes occuring when coding from scratch a Metropolis-Hastings algorithm. I am making this list from the top of my mind, so feel free to propose suggestions by commenting to this post. … Continue reading

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