I've encountered interesting prediction of Eurovision Song Contest http://mewo2.com/nerdery/2013/05/12/eurovision-2013-first-predictions/ it based on some kind of Bayesian model I assume but I don't understand how it works (the description is too sketchy for me).

Along the lines it says that it uses Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampler but what exactly does it sample?

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    $\begingroup$ I don't know how helpful this is but the code and data are apparently available at github.com/mewo2/eurovision $\endgroup$
    – Gala
    May 15, 2013 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ @GaëlLaurans thank you. I don't speak R, yet but will definitely try to understand the code although whitepaper on similar topic would be better. $\endgroup$
    – Moonwalker
    May 15, 2013 at 16:06


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