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Author van der Sluys, Marc ♦ Raymond, Vivien ♦ Mandel, Ilya ♦ Roever, Christian ♦ Christensen, Nelson ♦ Kalogera, Vicky ♦ Meyer, Renate ♦ Vecchio, Alberto
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2008-05-12
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Astronomy & allied sciences ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology ♦ Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics ♦ Statistics and Probability ♦ Physics - Data Analysis ♦ physics:astro-ph ♦ physics:gr-qc ♦ physics:physics
Abstract We present a Markov-chain Monte-Carlo (MCMC) technique to study the source parameters of gravitational-wave signals from the inspirals of stellar-mass compact binaries detected with ground-based gravitational-wave detectors such as LIGO and Virgo, for the case where spin is present in the more massive compact object in the binary. We discuss aspects of the MCMC algorithm that allow us to sample the parameter space in an efficient way. We show sample runs that illustrate the possibilities of our MCMC code and the difficulties that we encounter.
Description Reference: Class.Quant.Grav.25:184011,2008
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 10


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