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35 Adaptive Markov chain Monte Carlo: theory and methods In words, the latter relation means that at each time instant k ≥ 0 the next value Xk+1 is drawn from the transition kernel Pθk (Xk , ·). As seen in the introduction, an adaptive MCMC algorithm is said to be internal if the next value of the parameter θk+1 is computed from the past value of the simulations X0 , . . , Xk+1 and of the parameters θ0 , . . , θk . It is said to be external if the next value θk+1 is computed using an auxiliary process {Yk , k ≥ 0} run independently from the process {Xk , k ≥ 0}.

Because the target chain is adapted using some auxiliary processes, we refer to this adaptation framework as external. 34 Yves Atchad´e, Gersende Fort, Eric Moulines and Pierre Priouret The idea of running several MCMC in parallel and making them interact has been suggested by many authors; see for example [15, 16, 34]. This simple construction has been shown to improve the overall mixing of the chain, by allowing the badly mixing chain to explore the state more efficiently with the help of the auxiliary chain.

1; see also [5] and [52]. When attempting to simulate from probability measures with multiple modes or when the dimension of the state space is large, the Markov kernels might mix so slowly that an internal adaptation strategy cannot always be expected to work. Other forms of adaptation can then be considered, using one or several auxiliary processes, which are run in parallel to the chain {Xk , k ≥ 0} targeting π. Because the target chain is adapted using some auxiliary processes, we refer to this adaptation framework as external.

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