TABLE 1

Comparison of the accuracy of likelihood curves approximated by Infs and Recom58

Method
Data setInfs (ESS)Recom58 (ESS)
16105
23822
3372
41904
511
62531
734077
843023
92002
1070002
114706
12500080
1381
142323
15418
16174
1715002
18219
1910004
20350051
  • Shown is a comparison of our method, Infs, and the method of Griffiths and Marjoram (1996a), Recom58, on 20 simulated data sets. For each data set the estimated ESS for the two importance sampling methods is given. The larger the true ESS the more accurate the estimate of the likelihood is (see text for more details).