Abstract

We introduce several easily programmed techniques that enhance the accuracy of multicanonical sampling. With minor modifications to the standard technique, our methods achieve equivalent or enhanced accuracy compared with existing, often far more complex, algorithmic refinements. Despite their simple formulation, these procedures have been previously overlooked because of the low cost of additional realizations in numerical calculations. When applied in the context of our recently introduced experimental multicanonical measurements, however, significant time savings can result.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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