Quotation Verhelst, Norman D. and Hatzinger, Reinhold and Mair, Patrick. 2007. The Rasch Sampler. Journal of Statistical Software 20 (4): S. 1-14.




The Rasch sampler is an efficient algorithm to sample binary matrices with given marginal sums. It is a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm. The program can handle matrices of up to 1024 rows and 64 columns. A special option allows to sample square matrices with given marginals and fixed main diagonal, a problem prominent in social network analysis. In all cases the stationary distribution is uniform. The user has control on the serial dependency.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Statistical Software
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A
Language English
Title The Rasch Sampler
Volume 20
Number 4
Year 2007
Page from 1
Page to 14
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.jstatsoft.org/v20/i04/paper
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.18637/jss.v020.i04


Hatzinger, Reinhold (Former researcher)
Mair, Patrick (Former researcher)
Verhelst, Norman D.
Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
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