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Convergence rate and concentration inequalities for Gibbs sampling in high dimension

Neng-Yi Wang and Liming Wu

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The objective of this paper is to study the Gibbs sampling for computing the mean of observable in very high dimension – a powerful Markov chain Monte Carlo method. Under the Dobrushin’s uniqueness condition, we establish some explicit and sharp estimate of the exponential convergence rate and prove some Gaussian concentration inequalities for the empirical mean.

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Bernoulli, Volume 20, Number 4 (2014), 1698-1716.

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concentration inequality coupling method Dobrushin’s uniqueness condition Gibbs measure Markov chain Monte Carlo


Wang, Neng-Yi; Wu, Liming. Convergence rate and concentration inequalities for Gibbs sampling in high dimension. Bernoulli 20 (2014), no. 4, 1698--1716. doi:10.3150/13-BEJ537.

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