Comments on: Computing Bayes: Bayesian Computation from 1763 to the 21st Century
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By: xi'an
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Wed, 09 Dec 2020 11:05:34 +0000http://xianblog.wordpress.com/?p=42382#comment-205294In reply to Umberto P.

Thank you Umberto! I presume it is indeed difficult to hope for a different naming, but we stressed the role of the Rosenbluths in the paper (see, e.g., footnote ⁶).

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By: Umberto P
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Thu, 16 Apr 2020 06:36:15 +0000http://xianblog.wordpress.com/?p=42382#comment-203017Perhaps this is a good opportunity to start referring to the seminal algorithm from 1953 using something other than “the Metropolis algorithm”. According to Marshall Rosenbluth, Nicholas Metropolis gave no contribution to the method. Metropolis was the head of the lab, as recalled by Rosenbluth in a 2003 interview, and “we never had a single scientific discussion with him” (interview at https://tinyurl.com/ycphj24e). Of course in pratice everyone will keep calling it “Metropolis algorithm”, but this seems to be the right venue to make a point, and attempt at giving more spotlight to the other authors. Perhaps “MEROTE”? (MEtropolis, ROsenbluth, TEller). Pretty ugly I know ;)