Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for family trees using a parallel processor

  title={Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for family trees using a parallel processor},
  author={Russell Bradford and Alun Thomas},
  journal={Statistics and Computing},
A 1024 cpu parallel computer is used to obtain simulated genotypes in the Tristan da Cunha pedigree using random local updating methods. A four-colour theorem is invoked to justify simultaneous updating. Multiple copies of the program are run simultaneously. The results are used to infer the source of the B allele of the ABO blood group that is present in the population.allel, pedigree analysis. 


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