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The importance of importance sampling

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2 Author(s)
I. Beichl ; Nat. Inst. of Stand. & Technol., Gaithersburg, MD, USA ; F. Sullivan

Importance sampling is an underappreciated Monte Carlo technique. The authors have used it with great success. They share their insights. Importance sampling is designed to reduce the variance of the estimators for a given-size sample

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Computing in Science & Engineering  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 2 )