Posterior Mode of Bayesian Estimation

Hi all,

After running Bayesian estimation using MCMC, the output of “MAT -file” gives three type of posterior mode information:
(1), modname_mode
(2), modname_mh_mode
(3), modename_results/oo_.posterior_mode

My questions are:
(a), what are the exact difference for those three type of posterior mode
(b), If I want to do Laplace approximation, which mode information should I use?

Thanks in Advance!

The modname_mode is the mode after mode-finding. Its results are stored in the _results.mat-file in oo_.posterior_mode.
The posterior_mode-file in contrast contains the mode obtained during the run of the Metropolis-Hastings algorithm.

Dear Johannes,

This is very helpful! Thank you very much!

Best Wishes