Monte Carlo Integration

  • Christian P. Robert
  • George Casella
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


Two major classes of numerical problems that arise in statistical inference are optimization problems and integration problems. (An associated problem, that of implicit equations, can often be reformulated as an optimization problem.) Although optimization is generally associated with the likelihood approach, and integration with the Bayesian approach, these are not strict classifications, as shown by Examples 1.2.2 and 1.3.5, and Examples 3.1.1, 3.1.2 and 3.1.3, respectively.


Importance Sampling Laplace Approximation Monte CARLO Integration Saddlepoint Approximation Edgeworth Expansion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian P. Robert
    • 1
    • 2
  • George Casella
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de StatistiqueCREST-INSEEParis Cedex 14France
  2. 2.Dept. de Mathematique UFR des SciencesUniversite de RouenMont Saint Aignan cedexFrance
  3. 3.Biometrics UnitCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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