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Alternative implementations of Monte Carlo EM algorithms for likelihood inferences

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DOI: 10.1051/gse:2001106
Keywords
  • [Sdv:Gen:Ga] Life Sciences/Genetics/Animal Genetics
  • [Sdv:Gen:Ga] Sciences Du Vivant/Génétique/Génétique Animale
  • Restricted Maximum Likelihood
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo
  • Em Algorithm
  • Monte Carlo Variance
  • Variance Components
Disciplines
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Two methods of computing Monte Carlo estimators of variance components using restricted maximum likelihood via the expectation-maximisation algorithm are reviewed. A third approach is suggested and the performance of the methods is compared using simulated data.

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