## Markov Chain Monte Carlo: Stochastic Simulation for Bayesian Inference. Dani Gamerman, Hedibert F. Lopes

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Markov Chain Monte Carlo: Stochastic Simulation for Bayesian Inference Dani Gamerman, Hedibert F. Lopes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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