Hi,

I wonder if someone can explain how maxdiff is computed when more than 2 chains are compared?

I am puzzled by this: I have run 4 chains on a dataset, and if I use ‘bpcomp’ on chains 1, 2 and 3, I get a maxdiff = 0.51, but if I compute it on all four chains, I get a maxdiff = 0.35. I don’t understand how that’s possible.

Many thanks for any answer to my naive question!

-Laura