Parallel computation [back]

February 12, 2011
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(This article was first published on Xi'an's Og » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

We have now received reports back from JCGS for our parallel MCMC paper and they all are very nice and supportive! The reviewers essentially all like the Rao-Blackwellisation concept we developed in the paper and ask for additions towards a more concrete feeling for the practical consequences of the method. We should thus be able to manage a revision in the coming week or so. Especially because we have had further ideas about the extension of the method to regular Metropolis-Hastings algorithms like the random walk avatar. (The above picture is completely unrelated with the paper, but conveys some feeling of parallelism. I made it [in R] for the poster of the O’Bayes 03 meeting I organised in Aussois in 2003.)

Filed under: R, Statistics, University life Tagged: Aussois, independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, JCGS, O’Bayes, parallel processing, R, Rao-Blackwellisation

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