# Exact Computation of Coalescent Likelihood under the Infinite Sites Model

@inproceedings{Wu2009ExactCO, title={Exact Computation of Coalescent Likelihood under the Infinite Sites Model}, author={Yufeng Wu}, booktitle={ISBRA}, year={2009} }

- Published 2009 in ISBRA
DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-01551-9_21

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