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### May 1999, Volume 42, Issue 4

### April 1999, Volume 42, Issue 3

**219-227 Sharp entropy bounds for discrete statistical simulation***by*Romik, Dan**229-237 Construction of systematic row-column designs with treatments unconfounded with the linear rowÂ xÂ columns and quadratic rowÂ xÂ columns interactions***by*Mandeli, John P.**239-247 A metric for convergence in distribution***by*Majumdar, Suman**249-256 The local linearization scheme for nonlinear diffusion models with discontinuous coefficients***by*Stramer, O.**257-266 Stochastic monotonicity properties of Bayes estimation of the population size for capture-recapture data***by*Yoshida, O. & Leite, J. G. & Bolfarine, H.**267-274 A comparison of nonparametric shape constrained bioassay estimators***by*Meyer, Mary C.**275-281 A note on uniform consistency of the product-limit estimator with staggered entry***by*Chen, Kani & Ying, Zhiliang**283-292 Strong consistency under proportional censorship when covariables are present***by*Uña-Álvarez, Jacobo de & González-Manteiga, Wenceslao**293-298 Weak law of large numbers for arrays of random variables***by*Sung, Soo Hak**299-304 Kaplan-Meier representation of competing risk estimates***by*Satten, Glen A. & Datta, Somnath**305-311 Covariance identities for exponential and related distributions***by*Rao, B. L. S. Prakasa**313-321 Wavelet estimation for samples with random uniform design***by*Cai, T. Tony & Brown, Lawrence D.**323-326 Kolmogrov and Erdös test for self-normalized sums***by*Wang, Qiying

### April 1999, Volume 42, Issue 2

**107-113 On asymptotic distributions of normal theory MLE in covariance structure analysis under some nonnormal distributions***by*Yuan, Ke-Hai & Bentler, Peter M.**115-125 On the exact distributions of Eulerian and Simon Newcomb numbers associated with random permutations***by*Fu, James C. & Lou, W. Y. Wendy & Wang, Yueh-Jir**127-130 Compatibility conditions for a set of conditional Gaussian distributions***by*Liu, Chuanhai**131-137 On some new properties of the beta distribution***by*Krysicki, Wlodzimierz**139-144 Rosenthal's inequality for LPQD sequences***by*Louhichi, Sana**145-156 The Laplace order and ordering of residual lives***by*Belzunce, Félix & Ortega, Eva & Ruiz, José M.**157-165 Square tray distributions***by*Johnson, Norman L. & Kotz, Samuel**167-174 A paradox in least-squares estimation of linear regression models***by*Bai, Z. D. & Guo, Meihui**175-184 Limiting behavior of the ICF test for normality under Gram-Charlier alternatives***by*Epps, T. W.**185-192 Third-order expansion of mean squared error of medians***by*Huang, J. S.**193-200 The maximum occupancy number in a simple urn model***by*Stadje, Wolfgang**201-206 An inverse of Sanov's theorem***by*Ganesh, Ayalvadi & O'Connell, Neil**207-212 Characterizations of stochastic orders based on ratios of Laplace transforms***by*Bartoszewicz, Jaroslaw

### March 1999, Volume 42, Issue 1

**1-6 On equitable ratios of Dubins-Freedman type***by*Isaac, Richard**7-13 Relation between the covariance and Fisher information matrices***by*Kagan, Abram & Landsman, Zinoviy**15-25 A polynomial model for bivariate extreme value distributions***by*Nadarajah, S.**27-31 A minimality property of the minimal martingale measure***by*Schweizer, Martin**33-37 On the posterior distribution of a location parameter from a strongly unimodal distribution***by*Ma, Chunsheng**39-46 Goodness-of-fit test for linear models based on local polynomials***by*Alcalá, J. T. & Cristóbal, J. A. & González-Manteiga, W.**47-51 Trimmed, Bayesian and admissible estimators***by*Jurecková, Jana & Klebanov, Lev B.**53-60 Goodness-of-fit tests for nonlinear heteroscedastic regression models***by*Diebolt, Jean & Zuber, Jacques**61-67 Complex-valued Wiener measure: An approach via random walk in the complex plane***by*Jumarie, Guy**69-79 A comparison of some of pattern identification methods for order determination of mixed ARMA models***by*Chan, Wai-Sum**81-89 The asymptotic behaviour of the Dickey-Fuller tests under the crash hypothesis***by*Montañés, Antonio & Reyes, Marcelo**91-98 Differentiation of the modified approximative Karhunen-Loeve expansion of a stochastic process***by*Ruiz-Molina, Juan Carlos & Navarro, Jesús & Valderrama, J. Mariano**99-105 Characterization of the Weibull distribution by properties of the Fisher information under type-I censoring***by*Gertsbakh, Ilya & Kagan, Abram

### February 1999, Volume 41, Issue 4

**331-336 A data-driven test for dispersive ordering***by*Fan, Yanqin**337-346 A parabolic stochastic differential equation with fractional Brownian motion input***by*Grecksch, W. & Anh, V. V.**347-351 A note on Rüger's test for discrete data***by*Krummenauer, Frank**353-361 Block updating in constrained Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling***by*Hum, Merrilee A. & Rue, Håvard & Sheehan, Nuala A.**363-377 Diffusion approximations for random walks on nilpotent Lie groups***by*Caramellino, Lucia & Climescu-Haulica, Adriana & Pacchiarotti, Barbara**379-382 Analysis of goodness-of-fit for Cox regression model***by*Jung, Sin-Ho & Wieand, Sam**383-388 Large deviation principle in nonparametric estimation of marked point processes***by*Florens, Danielle & Pham, Huyên**389-395 Linear rank score statistics when ties are present***by*Munzel, Ullrich**397-400 On the conditional expectation E(X X + W) in the case of independent random variables X, W***by*Behrends, Ehrhard**401-406 A note on unbiased testing for the equivalence problem -- another christmas tree***by*Munk, Axel**407-412 Conservativeness of global tests for bivariate binomial and Poisson data***by*Krummenauer, Frank**413-423 Estimating the index of a stable law via the pot-method***by*Marohn, Frank**425-433 Empirical likelihood for partial linear models with fixed designs***by*Wang, Qi-Hua & Jing, Bing-Yi**435-438 A one-sided confidence set hidden under a two-sided sequential test of a normal mean***by*Liu, Wei

### February 1999, Volume 41, Issue 3

**215-227 Bounds for robust maximum likelihood and posterior consistency in compound mixture state experiments***by*Majumdar, Suman & Gilliland, Dennis & Hannan, James**229-236 Regression analysis with censored data: Extensions of Koul-Susarla-Van Ryzin approach***by*Zhou, Mai**237-246 Density estimation in the presence of noise***by*Walter, Gilbert G.**247-254 Nonparametric Bayesian predictive distributions for future order statistics***by*Johnson, Richard A. & Evans, James W. & Green, David W.**255-265 Bayesian analysis of censored data***by*Ghosh, J. K. & Ramamoorthi, R. V. & Srikanth, K. R.**267-275 Power calculations for detecting interaction in stratified 2x2 tables***by*Gardiner, Joseph & Pathak, Dorothy & Indurkhya, Alka**277-286 Exact moments of the product limit estimator***by*Phadia, Eswar G. & Shao, Peter Yi-Shi**287-301 Efficient estimation of a shift in nonparametric regression***by*Schick, Anton**303-313 The asymptotic distribution of the suprema of the standardized empirical processes under the Koziol-Green model***by*Ghorai, J. K. & Schmitter, J.**315-324 Estimation of the index parameter for autoregressive data using the estimated innovations***by*Allen, Michael R. & Datta, Somnath**325-330 Estimation of variance components in dynamic linear models***by*Zacks, Shelemyahu & Wang, Xiaodong

### January 1999, Volume 41, Issue 2

**101-105 Too much sampling kills the UMP test***by*Kim, Yongdai & Verducci, Joseph S.**107-115 A representation formula for the large deviation rate function for the empirical law of a continuous time Markov chain***by*Baldi, Paolo & Piccioni, Mauro**117-122 On the best approximation for bootstrapped empirical processes***by*Horváth, Lajos & Steinebach, Josef**123-130 On Berry-Esséen rates for m-dependent U-statistics***by*Wang, Qiying**131-137 The correlation structure of the sample autocovariance function for a particular class of time series with elliptically contoured distribution***by*Genton, Marc G.**139-143 A theorem of stochastic representation related to Monge-Kantorovich problem***by*Belili, Nacereddine**145-151 Regular stability of large order statistics***by*Tomkins, R. J.**153-161 On the length of the longest increasing run in d***by*Frolov, Andrei N. & Martikainen, Alexander I.**163-168 On kernel estimation of a multivariate distribution function***by*Jin, Zhezhen & Shao, Yongzhao**169-178 On the large increments of fractional Brownian motion***by*El-Nouty, Charles**179-189 On compound Poisson approximation for sums of random variables***by*Vellaisamy, P. & Chaudhuri, B.**191-197 On identifiability in models for incomplete binary data***by*Glonek, G. F. V.**199-208 A note on packing random intervals with varying density***by*Rhee, WanSoo T.

### January 1999, Volume 41, Issue 1

**1-7 A parametric independence test for clustered binary data***by*Bowman, Dale**9-17 Statistical inference for finite Markov chains based on divergences***by*Menéndez, M. L. & Morales, D. & Pardo, L. & Zografos, K.**19-24 On unbiasedness of the empirical BLUE and BLUP***by*Jiang, Jiming**25-30 Expected local influence in the normal linear regression model***by*Cadigan, N. G. & Farrell, P. J.**31-37 On using index cases in the study of late-onset diseases***by*Berger, Agnes**39-55 Estimating the index of a stable distribution***by*de Haan, L. & Pereira, T. Themido**57-63 A modified logrank test for censored survival data under order restrictions***by*Liu, P. Y. & Wei Yann Tsai**65-71 MSE performance of a heterogeneous pre-test estimator***by*Ohtani, Kazuhiro**73-81 The efficiency of ordinary least squares in designed experiments subject to spatial or temporal variation***by*Butler, Neil A.**83-86 Exponential tightness can fail in the strong topology***by*Eichelsbacher, Peter & Grunwald, Malte**87-95 Testing for trends in correlated data***by*Sun, Hongguang & Pantula, Sastry G.**97-99 Equivalent mixing conditions for Markov chains***by*Bradley, Richard C.

### November 1998, Volume 40, Issue 4

**307-319 Another look at the jackknife: further examples of generalized bootstrap***by*Chatterjee, Snigdhansu**321-327 "Drawings since hit tables in lotteries" and a new multivariate geometric distribution***by*Henze, Norbert**329-331 On an explicit formula for the distribution of the supremum***by*Sgibnev, M. S.**333-341 On visual distances in density estimation: the Hausdorff choice***by*Cuevas, Antonio & Fraiman, Ricardo**343-351 On the convergence of generalized moments in almost sure central limit theorem***by*Ibragimov, Ildar & Lifshits, Mikhail**353-361 Problems arising from jackknifing the estimate of a Kaplan-Meier integral***by*Shen, Pao-Sheng**363-370 First inverse moment of a generalized quadratic form***by*Lindoff, B.**371-377 Law of the iterated logarithm for Lévy's area process composed with Brownian motion***by*Neuenschwander, Daniel**379-384 A note on the stationarity of a threshold first-order bilinear process***by*Cappuccio, Nunzio & Ferrante, Marco & Fonseca, Giovanni**385-393 Change-point in the mean of dependent observations***by*Kokoszka, Piotr & Leipus, Remigijus**395-401 Limit laws for the number of near maxima via the Poisson approximation***by*Pakes, Anthony G. & Li, Yun**403-410 On the limiting behavior of randomly weighted partial sums***by*Rosalsky, Andrew & Sreehari, M.

### October 1998, Volume 40, Issue 3

**203-214 Formulae and recursions for the joint distributions of success runs of several lengths in a two-state Markov chain***by*Han, Qing & Aki, Sigeo**215-226 A test for singularity***by*Frigyesi, Attila & Hössjer, Ola**227-236 Relative-error prediction***by*Park, Heungsun & Stefanski, L. A.**237-245 Last passage time for the empirical mean of some mixing processes***by*Barbe, P. & Doisy, M. & Garel, B.**247-257 Predictive inference for directional data***by*Rao Jammalamadaka, S. & SenGupta, Ashis**259-266 Characterizations of the -class of life distributions***by*Gwo Dong, Lin**267-278 Parametric nonstationary correlation models***by*Hughes-Oliver, Jacqueline M. & Gonzalez-Farias, Graciela & Lu, Jye-Chyi & Chen, Di**279-287 Weak nondifferential measurement error models***by*Bolfarine, Heleno & Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B.**289-292 MLE are stochastically increasing if likelihoods are unimodal***by*Gan, Gaoxiong**293-303 U-statistics on a lattice of I.I.D. random variables***by*Christofides, Tasos C. & Serfling, Robert

### September 1998, Volume 40, Issue 2

**103-111 Large deviations for stable Itô equations***by*Tudor, C.**113-119 Comparing two tests used for diagnostic or screening purposes***by*Geisser, Seymour**121-126 An integral characterization problem in an age-dependent cancer model***by*Lee, Chinsan**127-131 Equivalence of two conditions on singular components***by*Sgibnev, M. S.**133-137 A note on the existence of maximum likelihood estimates for Gaussian-inverted Wishart models***by*Le, N. & Sun, L. & Zidek, J. V.**139-148 Verifying irreducibility and continuity of a nonlinear time series***by*Cline, Daren B. H. & Pu, Huay-min H.**149-153 Some properties of inferences in misspecified linear models***by*Severini, Thomas A.**155-164 Characterizations of some subclasses of spherical distributions***by*Liang, Jia-Juan & Bentler, Peter M.**165-170 Conditional coverage probability of confidence intervals in errors-in-variables and related models***by*Tsao, Chen-Hai Andy**171-177 Asymptotics of a class of pth-order nonlinear autoregressive processes***by*Lee, Chanho**179-183 On the symmetric bilateral AR processes***by*Choi, ByoungSeon**185-188 Some projective properties of fractional factorial designs***by*Chen, Hegang**189-201 Estimation and test of linearity for a class of additive nonlinear models***by*Chèze-Payaud, Nathalie & Poggi, Jean-Michel & Portier, Bruno

### September 1998, Volume 40, Issue 1

**1-8 Convergence of conditional expectations given the random variables of a Skorohod representation***by*Arcudi, Ornella**9-13 Markov death process modelling and analysis of binary data***by*Faddy, M. J.**15-22 A Bayesian analysis of generalized threshold autoregressive models***by*Chen, Cathy W. S.**23-29 Characterizations of the dispersive order of distributions by the Laplace transform***by*Bartoszewicz, Jaroslaw**31-41 Sequential confidence bands for densities under truncated and censored data***by*Sun, Liuquan & Zhou, Yong**43-55 Estimation of linear functionals of Poisson processes***by*Kutoyants, Yu. A. & Liese, F.**57-66 B-spline estimation of regression functions with errors in variable***by*Koo, Ja-Yong & Lee, Kee-Won**67-73 The influence of initial conditions on maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters of a binary hidden Markov model***by*Dunmur, A. P. & Titterington, D. M.**75-81 The law of the large numbers for U-statistics for 2m-wise independent random variables***by*Arcones, Miguel A.**83-91 A note on Rosenblatt distributions***by*Albin, J. M. P.**93-102 Stochastic comparisons and couplings for interacting particle systems***by*Javier López, F. & Sanz, Gerardo

### August 1998, Volume 39, Issue 4

**289-304 Trajectories of exchangeable sequences: Large and moderate deviations results***by*Daras, Tryfon**305-315 Distributional convergence under proportional censorship when covariables are present***by*de Uña-Álvarez, Jacobo & González-Manteiga, Wenceslao**317-326 Optimality of a class of efficiency-balanced designs***by*Das, Ashish**327-331 Representation of multivariate discrete distributions by probability generating functions***by*Krummenauer, Frank**333-336 A poisson limit law for a generalized birthday problem***by*Henze, Norbert**337-345 Identifying the multifractional function of a Gaussian process***by*Benassi, Albert & Cohen, Serge & Istas, Jacques**347-354 Approximation of the Hill estimator process***by*Kaufmann, E. & Reiss, R. -D.**355-361 Symmetrization and decoupling of combinatorial random elements***by*Duembgen, Lutz**363-370 Weak convergence in Lp(0,1) of the uniform empirical process under dependence***by*Oliveira, P. E. & Suquet, Ch.**371-377 Geometric convergence of the Metropolis-Hastings simulation algorithm***by*Holden, Lars**379-384 Statistical estimation by a linear combination of two given statistics***by*Gro[beta], Jürgen

### August 1998, Volume 39, Issue 3

**185-193 The maximal dominated subsets of a statistical experiment***by*Macci, Claudio**195-203 Ordering properties of the TTT-plot of lifetimes with Schur joint densities***by*Nappo, G. & Spizzichino, F.**205-212 Generalized poisson models arising from Markov processes***by*Bosch, Ronald J. & Ryan, Louise M.**213-227 On the class of g-monotone dependence functions***by*Krajka, A.**229-236 Bootstrapping statistical functionals***by*Jiménez Gamero, M. D. & Muñoz García, J. & Muñoz Reyes, A.**237-244 Asymptotic efficiency of a proportional hazards model with cure***by*Tsodikov, Alexander**245-254 On mode testing and empirical approximations to distributions***by*Cheng, Ming-Yen & Hall, Peter**255-262 A Berry-Esséen-type theorem of quantile density estimators***by*Cheng, Cheng**263-270 Strong law of large numbers for U-statistics of varying order***by*Rempala, Grzegorz**271-281 A logical foundation for the minimal sufficient cause model***by*Aickin, Mikel**283-288 An optional stopping theorem for nonadapted martingales***by*Ethier, S. N.

### August 1998, Volume 39, Issue 2

**81-87 Comparisons of spatially correlated binary data***by*Sim, Songyong & Johnson, Richard A.**89-95 A Baum-Katz theorem for random variables under exponential moment conditions***by*Lanzinger, Hartmut**97-100 Simple proofs of two results on convolutions of unimodal distributions***by*Purkayastha, Sumitra**101-107 Poisson approximations for sequences of random variables***by*Cekanavicius, V.**109-117 Further results based on Chernoff-type inequalities***by*Mohtashami Borzadaran, G. R. & Shanbhag, D. N.**119-122 Simple tests for the validity of correlation function models on the circle***by*Gneiting, Tilmann**123-131 Preservation of some partial orderings under the formation of coherent systems***by*Nanda, Asok K. & Jain, Kanchan & Singh, Harshinder**133-141 On the joint distribution of runs in a sequence of multi-state trials***by*Doi, Masayuki & Yamamoto, Eiji**143-149 On nonparametric estimation of mean functionals***by*Galindo, Christian D.**151-160 Simple kernel estimators for certain nonparametric deconvolution problems***by*van Es, A. J. & Kok, A. R.**161-165 On a property of the expected value of a determinant***by*Pronzato, L.**167-172 On the class of t-designs***by*Srivastav, Sudesh K.**173-177 A note on generalization of distinct representatives***by*Chai, Feng-Shun**179-184 Convergence in the Hausdorff metric of estimators of irregular densities, using Fourier-Cesàro approximation***by*van Rooij, Arnoud C. M. & Ruymgaart, Frits H.

### July 1998, Volume 39, Issue 1

**1-10 The weighted average information criterion for order selection in time series and regression models***by*Wu, Tiee-Jian & Sepulveda, Alfred**11-15 Records from a multivariate normal sample***by*Gnedin, Alexander V.**17-24 A weighted Kendall's tau statistic***by*Shieh, Grace S.**25-34 A central limit theorem for certain nonlinear statistics in repeated sampling of a finite population***by*Hawkins, D. L. & Han, Chien-Pai**35-42 A lifetime distribution with decreasing failure rate***by*Adamidis, K. & Loukas, S.**43-47 Simulations on the Theil-Sen regression estimator with right-censored data***by*Wilcox, Rand R.**49-54 A note on relationships between moments, central moments and cumulants from multivariate distributions***by*Balakrishnan, N. & Johnson, Norman L. & Kotz, Samuel**55-60 Cramer's condition and Sanov's theorem***by*Schied, Alexander**61-72 An L2 error test with order selection and thresholding***by*Lee, GeungHee & Hart, Jeffrey D.**73-80 On the normal record values and associated inference***by*Balakrishnan, N. & Chan, P. S.

### July 1998, Volume 38, Issue 4

**289-294 The comparison between polynomial regression and orthogonal polynomial regression***by*Tian, Guo-Liang**295-298 On the determination of the number of components in a mixture***by*Polymenis, A. & Titterington, D. M.**299-303 A simple procedure calculating the generalized Stieltjes transform of the mean of a Dirichlet process***by*Guglielmi, Alessandra**305-309 Bias annihilating bandwidths for kernel density estimation at a point***by*Hazelton, Martin L.**311-321 A remark on approximate M-estimators***by*Arcones, Miguel A.**323-328 Hastings-Metropolis algorithms and reference measures***by*Chen, Pei-de**329-333 Why the variance?***by*Kagan, Abram & Shepp, Lawrence A.**335-345 Characterization of error distributions in time-series regression models***by*Hallin, M. & Jurecková, J. & Milhaud, X.**347-354 Comparison of linear restricted models with respect to the validity of admissible and linearly sufficient estimators***by*Markiewicz, Augustyn**355-362 On exponential rates of estimators of the parameter in the first-order autoregressive process***by*Kakizawa, Yoshihide**363-368 A note on bias robustness of the median***by*Chen, Zhiqiang**369-376 The power function of the maximum studentized range test in a two-way design***by*Cheung, Siu Hung & Wu, Yaohua

### June 1998, Volume 38, Issue 3

**207-214 Large deviations in partial sums of U-processes in stronger topologies***by*Eichelsbacher, Peter**215-220 Optimal Bayesian-feasible dose escalation for cancer phase I trials***by*Zacks, S. & Rogatko, A. & Babb, J.**221-227 Testing equality of two normal means using a variance pre-test***by*Albers, Willem & Boon, Pieta C. & Kallenberg, Wilbert C. M.**229-233 Mixed Poisson distributions tail equivalent to their mixing distributions***by*Perline, Richard**235-245 Invariance principle for martingale-difference random fields***by*Poghosyan, S. & Roelly, S.**247-253 A formula on multivariate Dirichlet distributions***by*Letac, Gérard & Massam, Hélène**255-261 Asymptotic variance of M-estimators for dependent Gaussian random variables***by*Genton, Marc G.