Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

1996, Volume 58, Series A, Pt. 2, pp. 225--242

A MARKOV CHAIN MONTE CARLO METHOD FOR GENERATING RANDOM (0,1)-MATRICES WITH GIVEN MARGINALS

By

A. RAMACHANDRA RAO, RABINDRANATH JANA and SURAJ BANDYOPADHYAY, Indian Statistical Institute

SUMMARY.  In this paper we give an MCMC method using switches along alternating cycles for generating random (0,1)-matrices with given marginals and examine its empirical performance in several examples.

AMS subject classification.  05C20, 05C80, 05C90, 15A52, 60J10, 62E25.

Key words and phrases. MCMC, simulation, random (0,1)-matrices, switching along alternating rectangle.

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