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Gibbs Sampling

Statistical and Numerical Computing

  1. Geir Storvik

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vag018

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Storvik, G. 2006. Gibbs Sampling. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

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  1. University of Oslo, Norway

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Stochastic simulation is an important part of statistical computing as well as a much-used numerical tool for calculating integrals in other fields (Monte Carlo integration). For low-dimensional problems inversion/transformation or rejection sampling can be applied for simulating from a specific distribution. When working with real problems, simulation from high-dimensional distributions often becomes necessary. Gibbs sampler is an algorithm for simulation in high-dimensional spaces.