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Approximate Bayesian computation in controlled branching processes: the role of summary statistics. (English) Zbl 1437.60054
Summary: A controlled branching process is a stochastic growth population model in which the number of individuals with reproductive capacity in each generation is given by a random control function. The purpose of the present work was to examine the Approximate Bayesian Computation sequential Monte Carlo method, and to propose appropriate summary statistics for these processes. The method’s success is shown to rely on this latter issue, and its accuracy is illustrated and compared with a “likelihood free” Markov chain Monte Carlo technique by means of a simulated example. How to extend the method to a controlled multitype branching process is also illustrated, and an application is made to model real data from the cell kinetics field. Both illustrations are developed using the R statistical software environment.
60J80 Branching processes (Galton-Watson, birth-and-death, etc.)
62F15 Bayesian inference
CODA; MASS (R); mvtnorm; R
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