[S] MCMC length

Xu Fan (fan@stat.cmu.edu)
Wed, 6 May 1998 22:43:16 -0400 (EDT)

How long should the chain be for a 10-dimensional parameter? Any ideas
on proposal distribution? For example, if I choose normal, how large
should the variance be?

Thank for the previous replies on ms starting value. I turn to MCMC
for an approximate solution. It is however time-consuming.

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