### 1D plots generated by running getdist

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**December 27 2019**Hello all,

I have used Getdist program supplied by CosmoMC to generate some 1D and 2D contour plots. As quoted in this tutorial http://www.uco.es/~ajcuesta/cosmomc-ugr---day-3.pdf , the .likestats file generated by running getdist provides the bestfit value and the bounds of mean likelihood distribution for each parameter, whereas, .margestats file contains the mean and marginalized bound for each parameter. Now after generating the plots I have noticed that the 1D plots match the bounds as given in .likestats file, but the 2D plots as in .margestats file.

My question is, if 1D plots are marginalized posterior distribution of each parameter, aren't they supposed to match the bounds of .margestats file? In general, I want to know how the marginalized posterior distributions are generated then? Can anyone clarify this?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Archita

I have used Getdist program supplied by CosmoMC to generate some 1D and 2D contour plots. As quoted in this tutorial http://www.uco.es/~ajcuesta/cosmomc-ugr---day-3.pdf , the .likestats file generated by running getdist provides the bestfit value and the bounds of mean likelihood distribution for each parameter, whereas, .margestats file contains the mean and marginalized bound for each parameter. Now after generating the plots I have noticed that the 1D plots match the bounds as given in .likestats file, but the 2D plots as in .margestats file.

My question is, if 1D plots are marginalized posterior distribution of each parameter, aren't they supposed to match the bounds of .margestats file? In general, I want to know how the marginalized posterior distributions are generated then? Can anyone clarify this?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Archita