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Discussion of “On simulation and properties of the stable law” by L. Devroye and L. James


  • Stefano Favaro


  • Bernardo Nipoti



We contribute to the discussion of the paper by Devroye and James, by reviewing some of the most meaningful results that relate the unilateral stable distribution with the asymptotic behavior of the so-called Ewens-Pitman sampling model. Our focus is then on how these results have been exploited in the context of Bayesian nonparametric inference for species sampling problems. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

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  • Stefano Favaro & Bernardo Nipoti, 2014. "Discussion of “On simulation and properties of the stable law” by L. Devroye and L. James," Statistical Methods & Applications, Springer;Società Italiana di Statistica, vol. 23(3), pages 365-369, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:stmapp:v:23:y:2014:i:3:p:365-369
    DOI: 10.1007/s10260-014-0270-y

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    1. Hofert, Marius, 2011. "Efficiently sampling nested Archimedean copulas," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 55(1), pages 57-70, January.
    2. Stefano Favaro & Antonio Lijoi & Ramsés H. Mena & Igor Prünster, 2009. "Bayesian nonparametric inference for species variety with a two parameter Poisson-Dirichlet process prior," Carlo Alberto Notebooks 123, Collegio Carlo Alberto.
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