1. The convex composition $[\alpha, q_1; 1-\alpha, q_2]$ of $q_1$ and $q_2$ is a transition probability distribution that first chooses one of $q_1$ and $q_2$ with probabilities $\alpha$ and $1-\alpha$, respectively, and then applies whichever is chosen. Prove that if $q_1$ and $q_2$ are in detailed balance with $\pi$, then their convex composition is also in detailed balance with $\pi$. (

*Note*: this result justifies a variant of GIBBS-ASK in which variables are chosen at random rather than sampled in a fixed sequence.)

2. Prove that if each of $q_1$ and $q_2$ has $\pi$ as its stationary distribution, then the sequential composition $q q_1 \circ q_2$ also has $\pi$ as its stationary distribution.

This exercise explores the stationary
distribution for Gibbs sampling methods.

1. The convex composition $[\alpha, q_1; 1-\alpha, q_2]$ of $q_1$ and
$q_2$ is a transition probability distribution that first chooses
one of $q_1$ and $q_2$ with probabilities $\alpha$ and $1-\alpha$,
respectively, and then applies whichever is chosen. Prove that if
$q_1$ and $q_2$ are in detailed balance with $\pi$, then their
convex composition is also in detailed balance with $\pi$.
(*Note*: this result justifies a variant of GIBBS-ASK in which
variables are chosen at random rather than sampled in a
fixed sequence.)

2. Prove that if each of $q_1$ and $q_2$ has $\pi$ as its stationary
distribution, then the sequential composition
$q q_1 \circ q_2$ also has $\pi$ as its
stationary distribution.