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Yt Þ. The likelihood function of y is then Lðy j RÞ ¼ yana . . ytnt , where n ¼ ðna ; . . ; nt Þ is the vector of counts of the four types of nucleotides. Vector y^ ¼ ðna =n; . . ; nt =nÞ maximizes Lðy j RÞ and is the MLE of y. The distribution of ny^ under hypothetical replications is Multinomðn; yÞ; hence, for example, ny^a @ Binom(n; ya ). Inverting this relationship gives us an approximate conﬁdence interval for ya . ; Eðy j RÞ ¼ nþa nþa where a ¼ aa þ Á Á Á þ at . This result is not that much di¤erent from the MLE.
Some recent techniques suitable for designing more e‰cient MCMC samplers in bioinformatics applications include simulated tempering (Marinari and Parisi 1992), parallel tempering (Geyer 1991), multicanonical sampling (Berg and Neuhaus 1992), multiple-try method (Liu et al. 2000), and evolutionary Monte Carlo (Liang and Wong 2000). These and some other techniques are summarized in Liu 2001. 5 Compositional Analysis of a DNA Sequence Suppose our observation is a DNA sequence, R ¼ ðr1 ; r2 ; . . , G-C rich regions), repeated short sequence patterns, and so on.
M-step. Maximize the Q-function. It is obvious that the maximizer of Qðy j yðtÞ Þ is Bayesian Modeling and Computation in Bioinformatics Research ðtþ1Þ ykj ðtÞ ðtÞ ¼ nkj =nkÁ ðtÞ and ðtÞ ðtþ1Þ tkl ðtÞ 35 ðtÞ ¼ mkl =mkÁ ðtÞ ðtÞ ðtÞ ðtÞ in which nkÁ ¼ nka þ Á Á Á þ nkt and mkÁ ¼ mk0 þ mk1 To avoid being trapped at a singular point corresponding to zero count of certain base type, we may want to give a nonzero pseudo-count to each type. A Bayesian analysis of this problem is also feasible. With a prior distribution f0 ðyÞ, which may be a product of three independent Dirichlet distributions, we have the joint posterior of all unknowns: pðy; h j RÞ z pðR j h; yÞpðh j yÞ f0 ðyÞ In order to get the marginal posterior of y, we may implement a special Gibbs sampler, data augmentation, which iterates the following steps: .