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Subsampling MCMC - an Introduction for the Survey Statistician

M Quiroz, M Villani, R Kohn, MN Tran, KD Dang

Sankhya A - Mathematical Statistics and Probability | Springer Verlag | Published : 2018

Abstract

The rapid development of computing power and efficient Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation algorithms have revolutionized Bayesian statistics, making it a highly practical inference method in applied work. However, MCMC algorithms tend to be computationally demanding, and are particularly slow for large datasets. Data subsampling has recently been suggested as a way to make MCMC methods scalable on massively large data, utilizing efficient sampling schemes and estimators from the survey sampling literature. These developments tend to be unknown by many survey statisticians who traditionally work with non-Bayesian methods, and rarely use MCMC. Our article explains the idea of data subs..

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