10.1016/S0304-4149(02)00232-6

On swapping and simulated tempering algorithms

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AbstractIn this paper we study the relationships between two Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms—the Swapping Algorithm (also known as the Metropolis-coupled algorithm) and the simulated tempering algorithm. We give a proof that the spectral gap of the simulated tempering chain is bounded below by a multiple of that of the swapping chain

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