Exact Computation of Coalescent Likelihood under the Infinite Sites Model

  title={Exact Computation of Coalescent Likelihood under the Infinite Sites Model},
  author={Yufeng Wu},
Coalescent likelihood is the probability of observing the given population sequences under the coalescent model. Computation of coalescent likelihood under the infinite sites model is a classic problem in coalescent theory. Existing methods are based on either importance sampling or Markov chain Monte Carlo. In this paper, we develop a simple method that can compute the exact coalescent likelihood for many datasets of moderate size, including a real biological data whose likelihood was… CONTINUE READING


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