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Enables sampling from arbitrary distributions if the log density is known up to a constant; a common situation in the context of Bayesian inference. The implemented sampling algorithm was proposed by Vihola (2012) <DOI:10.1007/s11222-011-9269-5> and achieves often a high efficiency by tuning the proposal distributions to a user defined acceptance rate.
Provides ensemble samplers for affine-invariant Monte Carlo Markov Chain, which allow a faster convergence for badly scaled estimation problems. Two samplers are proposed: the 'differential.evolution' sampler from ter Braak and Vrugt (2008) <doi:10.1007/s11222-008-9104-9> and the 'stretch' sampler from Goodman and Weare (2010) <doi:10.2140/camcos.2010.5.65>.
The outcome of various rehabilitation strategies for water distribution systems can be modeled with the Water Management Simulator (WaMaSim). Pipe breaks and the corresponding damage and rehabilitation costs are simulated. It is mainly intended to be used as educational tool for the Water Infrastructure Experimental and Computer Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.