Archive for Hydrology and Earth Sciences

Dream on!

Posted in Statistics, University life with tags , , , , on May 13, 2011 by xi'an

On Saturday, I was asked to referee Jasper Vrugt’s paper “DREAM(D): an adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation algorithm to solve discrete, noncontinuous, posterior parameter estimation problems(I have added the proper upper case letters!) for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. It may sound surprising that I advertise this refereeing, but Hydrology and Earth System Sciences has the fairly interesting feature that referees’ comments can be turned into a discussion of the paper, along with other spontaneous comments. The only drawbacks are that (a) the discussion remains open for only 8 days and (b) using LaTeX commands is not as straightforward as on WordPress. Here is (more or less) my entry: Continue reading

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