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By Geof H. Givens, Jennifer A. Hoeting

This new version maintains to function a finished consultant to fashionable and classical equipment of statistical computing. The publication is constructed from 4 major elements spanning the field:

- Optimization
- Integration and Simulation
- Bootstrapping
- Density Estimation and Smoothing

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35) where 1 is a column vector of ones, y = (y1 . . yn )T , b = (b(θ1 ) . . b(θn ))T , and Z is the n × 2 matrix whose ith row is ziT . Consider using Newton’s method to find β that maximizes this likelihood. 36) where π is a column vector of the Bernoulli probabilities π1 , . . , πn . The Hessian is given by l (β) = d T (Z (y − π)) = − dβ dπ dβ T Z = −ZT WZ, where W is a diagonal matrix with ith diagonal entry equal to πi (1 − πi ). 39) where π(t) is the value of π corresponding to β(t) , and W(t) is the diagonal weight matrix evaluated at π(t) .

At each iteration, the stopping rule should be checked. When the convergence criteria are met, the new x(t+1) is taken as the solution. There are two reasons to stop: if the procedure appears to have achieved satisfactory convergence or if it appears unlikely to do so soon. It is tempting to monitor convergence by tracking the proximity of g (x(t+1) ) to zero. However, large changes from x(t) to x(t+1) can occur even when g (x(t+1) ) is very small; therefore a stopping rule based directly on g (x(t+1) ) is not very reliable.

A strategy that is algebraically convenient is to seek conjugacy. A conjugate prior distribution is one that yields a posterior distribution in the same parametric family as the prior distribution. Exponential families are the only classes of distributions that have natural conjugate prior distributions. When prior information is poor, it is important to ensure that the chosen prior distribution does not strongly influence posterior inferences. A posterior that is strongly influenced by the prior is said to be highly sensitive to the prior.

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