G. Barkema, Mark Newman

Paper #: 97-03-026

We describe a number of recently developed cluster-flipping algorithms for the efficient stimulation of classical spin models near their critical temperature. These include the algorithms of Wolff, Swendsen and Wang, and Niedermeyer, as well as the limited cluster algorithm, the multigrid methods of Kandel and coworkers, and the invaded cluster algorithm. We describe the application of these algorithms to Ising, Potts, and continuous spin models.