Interview with a Data Scientist: Trent McConaghy

At PyData in Berlin I chaired a panel – one of the guests was Trent McConaghy and so I reached out to him, to hear his views about analytics. I liked his views on shipping it, and the challenges he’s run into in his own world. 1. What project have you worked on do you… Continue reading Interview with a Data Scientist: Trent McConaghy

Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Algorithms

1. General state space Markov chains Most applications of Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithms (MCMC) are concerned with continuous random variables, i.e the corresponding Markov chain has a continuous state space S. In this section we will give a brief overview of the theory underlying Markov chains with general state spaces. Although the basic principles… Continue reading Markov Chains and Monte Carlo Algorithms