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Estimating the Effective Sample Size of Tree Topologies from Bayesian Phylogenetic Analyses

Lanfear, Robert; Hua, Xia; Warren, Dan

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Bayesian phylogenetic analyses estimate posterior distributions of phylogenetic tree topologies and other parameters using Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. Before making inferences from these distributions, it is important to assess their adequacy. To this end, the effective sample size (ESS) estimates how many truly independent samples of a given parameter the output of the MCMC represents. The ESS of a parameter is frequently much lower than the number of samples taken from the MCMC...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153352
Source: Genome Biology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evw171
Access Rights: Open Access

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