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Authors: Norman Verhelst, Reinhold Hatzinger, Patrick Mair
Title: The Rasch Sampler
Abstract: The Rasch sampler is an efficient algorithm to sample binary matrices with given marginal sums. It is a Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithm. The program can handle matrices of up to 1024 rows and 64 columns. A special option allows to sample square matrices with given marginals and fixed main diagonal, a problem prominent in social network analysis. In all cases the stationary distribution is uniform. The user has control on the serial dependency.

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DOI: 10.18637/jss.v020.i04

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