## Computational Statistics

by James E. Gentle

### Errata and Clarifications

• Page 33, line 27 "wisely" should be
"widely"
It is possible in some cases that it is "wisely" used!
(Thanks to Peter Tessin!)
• Page 51, line 8b, missing an alpha in the PDF of the Kumaraswamy distribution.
The density is abx^(a-1)(1-x^a)^(b-1).
• Page 71, line 9b, instead of "Y" should be "h(y)".
• Page 78, Exercise 1.18(c) should be
qgamma(0.5, 2, 1/3)
yields 5.035
(Thanks to Christophe Bartley!)
• Page 87, line 4: should be "2^{k-1}+i" (instead of "2^{k-1}-i"; i is negative).
(Thanks to Andreas Eckner!)
• Page 100. In line 1 following Fig. 2.10, "4.992639e-09" should be "6.13826e-09", and
in the following line, it should be "The solution is not even correct to 1 digit;".
(Thanks to Todd Kuffner!)
• Page 109, lines 19 and 20: should be "the result in R may not exist in F" (instead of "the result in F may not exist in R").
(Thanks again to Andreas Eckner!)
• Page 132. In lines 3 and 4, "x_{n-1}" should be "x_{n+1}", and
in equation (3.17), "x_{k-1}" should be "x_{k+1}".
(Thanks to Xiaochun Li!)
• Page 246. In step 5 of Algorithm 6.1, "s_1" should be "f_1", and
equation (6.6) should be
x^{(k+1)}=x^{(k)} -\frac{(f(x^{(k)}))^2}{f(x^{(k)}+f(x^{(k)}))-f(x^{(k)})}.
(Thanks to Xiaochun Li!)
• Page 247. The formula in line 4b has a superflous ")"; that is, the formula should be the ceiling of the log divided by epsilon.
(Thanks to Alexandre Leblanc!)
• Page 273. In step 4.a. of Algorithm 6.8, "x_a" should be "x_e"; that is, we should replace x_{m+1} by x_e.
(Thanks to Alexandre Leblanc!)
• Page 407. In equation (10.8) and the following equation, "g(x)" should be "g(x_i)"
(Thanks to Alex Meng!)
• Page 526, line 16 should say "top left-hand side".
Page 526, line 19 should say "bottom left-hand side".