MCpriorIntFun: Generic Monte-Carlo integration of a function under the prior...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s)

Description

Simple Monte-Carlo sampler approximating the integral of FUN with respect to the prior distribution.

Usage

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MCpriorIntFun(Nsim = 200, prior, Hpar, dimData, FUN = function(par,
  ...) {     as.vector(par) }, store = TRUE,
  show.progress = floor(seq(1, Nsim, length.out = 20)),
  Nsim.min = Nsim, precision = 0, ...)

Arguments

Nsim

Maximum number of iterations

prior

The prior distribution: of type
function(type=c("r","d"), n ,par, Hpar, log, dimData ), where dimData is the dimension of the sample space (e.g., for the two-dimensional simplex (triangle), dimData=3. Should return either a matrix with n rows containing a random parameter sample generated under the prior (if type == "d"), or the density of the parameter par (the logarithm of the density if log==TRUE. See prior.pb and prior.nl for templates.

Hpar

A list containing Hyper-parameters to be passed to prior.

dimData

The dimension of the model's sample space, on which the parameter's dimension may depend. Passed to prior inside MCintegrateFun

FUN

A function to be integrated. It may return a vector or an array.

store

Should the successive evaluations of FUN be stored ?

show.progress

same as in posteriorMCMC

Nsim.min

The minimum number of iterations to be performed.

precision

The desired relative precision ε. See Details below.

...

Additional arguments to be passed to FUN.

Details

The algorithm exits after n iterations, based on the following stopping rule : n is the minimum number of iteration, greater than Nsim.min, such that the relative error is less than the specified precision.

max (est.esterr(n)/ |est.mean(n)| ) ≤ ε ,

where est.mean(n) is the estimated mean of FUN at time n, est.err(n) is the estimated standard deviation of the estimate: est.err(n) = √{est.var(n)/(nsim-1)} . The empirical variance is computed component-wise and the maximum over the parameters' components is considered.

The algorithm exits in any case after Nsim iterations, if the above condition is not fulfilled before this time.

Value

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Author(s)

Anne Sabourin


lbelzile/BMAmevt documentation built on June 13, 2019, 12:43 p.m.