Local Peaks

Some articles on peaks, peak, local peaks:

Bayesian Inference In Phylogeny - Metropolis-coupled MCMC (Geyer)
... If the target distribution has multiple peaks, separated by low valleys, the Markov chain may have difficulty in moving from one peak to another ... As a result, the chain may get stuck on one peak and the resulting samples will not approximate the posterior density correctly ... This is a serious practical concern for phylogeny reconstruction, as multiple local peaks are known to exist in the tree space during heuristic tree search under maximum parsimony (MP ...

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