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### January 1998, Volume 37, Issue 1

**15-17 Some results concerning the rates of convergence of random walks on finite group***by*Dai, Jack J.**19-27 Using a stopping rule to determine the size of the training sample in a classification problem***by*Kundu, Subrata & Martinsek, Adam T.**29-34 Random walks on edge transitive graphs***by*Palacios, JoséLuis & Renom, JoséMiguel**35-40 An ergodic Markov chain is not determined by its two-dimensional marginal laws***by*Courbage, M. & Hamdan, D.**41-47 The efficiency of bias-corrected estimators for nonparametric kernel estimation based on local estimating equations***by*Kauermann, Göran & Müller, Marlene & Carroll, Raymond J.**49-58 Interval estimation of location and scale parameters based on record values***by*Chan, Ping Shing**59-65 Tail probability approximations for U-statistics***by*Keener, Robert W. & Robinson, John & Weber, Neville C.**67-76 Almost sure central limit theorems under minimal conditions***by*Berkes, István & Csáki, Endre & Horváth, Lajos**77-80 Some linear models are necessarily parametric***by*Kagan, Abram & Shepp, Lawrence A.**81-87 On the rate of convergence of the ECME algorithm***by*Mkhadri, Abdallah**89-95 Modified expression for a recurrence relation on the product moments of order statistics***by*Samuel, P. & Thomas, P. Y.**97-100 Least squares estimation of two functions under order restriction in isotonicity***by*Park, Chul Gyu**101-108 A note on unconditional properties of a parametrically guided Nadaraya-Watson estimator***by*Glad, Ingrid K.

### January 1998, Volume 36, Issue 4

**321-326 Completeness of Bhattacharya metric on the space of probabilities***by*Chakraborty, Santanu & Rao, B. V.**327-336 On bounded entropy of solutions of multi-dimensional stochastic differential equations***by*Stummer, Wolfgang**337-347 A threshold estimation problem for processes with hysteresis***by*Freidlin, Mark & Pfeiffer, Ruth**349-357 Low structure imprecise predictive inference for Bayes' problem***by*Coolen, F. P. A.**359-364 Penalized likelihood estimation: Convergence under incorrect model***by*Gu, Chong**365-372 Admissibility of the constant-coverage probability estimator for estimating the coverage function of certain confidence interval***by*Wang, Hsiuying**373-378 On equivariant estimation of the location of elliptical distributions under Pitman closeness criterion***by*Nayak, Tapan K.**379-391 The asymptotics of maximum-likelihood estimates of parameters based on a data type where the failure and the censoring time are dependent***by*Chen, Di & Lu, Jye-Chyi**393-400 Weak convergence of smoothed empirical process in Hölder spaces***by*Hamadouche, D.**401-413 Trimmed best k-nets: A robustified version of an L[infinity]-based clustering method***by*Cuesta-Albertos, J. A. & Gordaliza, A. & Matrán, C.**415-420 An alternative representation of Altham's multiplicative-binomial distribution***by*Lovison, G.**421-425 On asymptotic distribution of optimal design for polynomial-type regression***by*Chang, Fu-Chuen**427-436 Optimal designs for diallel cross experiments***by*Das, Ashish & Dey, Aloke & Dean, Angela M.

### December 1997, Volume 36, Issue 3

**213-218 The law of iterated logarithm for one winding functional***by*Dorofeev, Eugene A.**219-229 Preferred point [alpha]-manifold and Amari's [alpha]-connections***by*Zhu, Hong-Tu & Wei, Bo-Cheng**231-243 Some results on normalized total time on test and spacings***by*Ebrahimi, Nader & Spizzichino, Fabio**245-250 A note on the autocorrelations related to a bilinear model with non-independent shocks***by*Martins, C. M.**251-259 Estimation of a linear function of the parameters of an exponential distribution from doubly censored samples***by*Elfessi, Abdulaziz**261-267 On estimation of the common mean of k ([greater-or-equal, slanted] 2) normal populations with order restricted variances***by*Misra, Neeraj & van der Meulen, Edward C.**269-274 A new positive estimator of loss function***by*Maruyama, Yuzo**275-287 Smooth estimate of quantiles under association***by*Cai, Zongwu & Roussas, George G.**289-297 Extremes for non-anticipating moving averages of totally skewed [alpha]-stable motion***by*Albin, J. M. P.**299-306 A note on expansion for functionals of spatial marked point processes***by*Blaszczyszyn, Bartlomiej & Merzbach, Ely & Schmidt, Volker**307-317 A note on Silvey's (1959) Theorem***by*Neuenschwander, Beat E. & Flury, Bernard D.

### December 1997, Volume 36, Issue 2

**101-114 Bandwidth choice for hazard rate estimators from left truncated and right censored data***by*Sun, Liuquan**115-125 Kernel density estimation for random fields (density estimation for random fields)***by*Carbon, Michel & Tran, Lanh Tat & Wu, Berlin**127-134 Posterior mean identifies the prior distribution in nb and related models***by*Papageorgiou, H. & Wesolowski, Jacek**135-143 Constructive definitions of fuzzy random variables***by*López-Diaz, Miguel & Gil, Maria Angeles**145-152 Stability of maxima over randomly deleted sets***by*Rothmann, Mark D.**153-159 A note on asymptotic properties of the estimator derived from the Euler method for diffusion processes at discrete times***by*Shoji, Isao**161-172 Density adjusted kernel smoothers for random design nonparametric regression***by*Müller, H. -G.**173-178 Stability of Bayesian inference in exponential families***by*Boratynska, Agata**179-188 A note on two-stage and sequential fixed-width intervals for the parameter in the uniform density***by*Govindarajulu, Z.**189-193 On the invariant measure of non-reversible simulated annealing***by*Löwe, Matthias**195-198 Where variance is largest for Mann and Whitney's U under a sum of powers marginal distribution***by*Edwardes, Michael D. deB.**199-204 Augmented order statistics and the biasing effect of outliers***by*David, H. A.**205-212 A simple diagnostic tool for local prior sensitivity***by*Peña, Daniel & Zamar, Ruben

### November 1997, Volume 36, Issue 1

**1-7 Moments in the duration of play***by*Bach, Eric**9-21 Studentized permutation tests for non-i.i.d. hypotheses and the generalized Behrens-Fisher problem***by*Janssen, Arnold**23-27 On order restricted inference in some mixed linear models***by*Silvapulle, Mervyn J.**29-34 On the number of predecessors in constrained random mappings***by*Gittenberger, Bernhard**35-41 Bounds based on greatest convex minorants for moments of record values***by*Raqab, Mohammad Z.**43-47 A consistent combined classification rule***by*Mojirsheibani, M.**49-57 Bounds on system reliability of used components under MIFR/t assumption***by*Arizono, H. & Bueno, V. C.**59-67 A simple algorithm for tighter exact upper confidence bounds with rare attributes in finite universes***by*Wright, Tommy**69-83 A note on the Dirichlet process prior in Bayesian nonparametric inference with partial exchangeability***by*Petrone, Sonia & Raftery, Adrian E.**85-90 Statistical inference about the shape parameter of the Weibull distribution***by*Chen, Zhenmin**91-100 Large and moderate deviations for the empirical measures of an exchangeable sequence***by*Daras, Tryfon

### November 1997, Volume 35, Issue 4

**307-315 Nonparametric estimation of the time-varying frequency and amplitude***by*Katkovnik, Vladimir**317-325 Stopped two-dimensional perturbed random walks and Lévy processes***by*Gut, Allan**327-333 Connections among various variability orderings***by*Kochar, Subhash C. & Carrière, K. C.**335-339 A note on equality of MINQUE and simple estimator in the general Gauss-Markov model***by*Gro[beta], Jürgen**341-344 A counterexample in experimental design showing that the G-criterion function is not necessarily strictly decreasing***by*Imhof, Lorens**345-354 On Bayesian estimation of the multiple decrement function in the competing risks problem, II: The discrete case***by*Neath, Andrew A. & Samaniego, Francisco J.**355-362 On the estimation of monotone uniform approximations***by*Domínguez-Menchero, J. S. & López-Palomo, M. J.**363-370 On tail behavior in Bayesian location inference***by*Maín, P. & Navarro, H.**371-379 Random random walks on the integers mod n***by*Dai, Jack J. & Hildebrand, Martin V.**381-394 Equivalences in strong limit theorems for renewal counting processes***by*Gut, Allan & Klesov, Oleg & Steinebach, Josef**395-400 Sharp upper and lower bounds for asymptotic levels of some statistical tests***by*Jiang, Jiming**401-407 Estimation of regression models with nested error structure and unequal error variances under two and three stage cluster sampling***by*Stukel, D. M. & Rao, J. N. K.**409-416 On random walks with jumps scaled by cumulative sums of random variables***by*Borovkov, Konstantin**417-422 A random functional central limit theorem for stationary linear processes generated by martingales***by*Fakhre-Zakeri, Issa & Lee, Sangyeol**423-432 Modeling Poisson variables with positive spatial dependence***by*Kaiser, Mark S. & Cressie, Noel

### October 1997, Volume 35, Issue 3

**203-213 Extreme smoothing and testing for multivariate normality***by*Henze, Norbert**215-223 An extension to modeling cylindrical variables***by*Anderson-Cook, C. M.**225-232 Random design wavelet curve smoothing***by*Antoniadis, A. & Grégoire, G. & Vial, P.**233-240 Variance in randomized play-the-winner clinical trials***by*Matthews, Peter C. & Rosenberger, William F.**241-250 A note on the integrated squared error of a kernel density estimator in non-smooth cases***by*van Es, Bert**251-259 A multivariate Kolmogorov-Smirnov test of goodness of fit***by*Justel, Ana & Peña, Daniel & Zamar, Rubén**261-268 Goodness-of-fit statistics based on weighted Lp-functionals***by*Ahmad, Ibrahim A.**269-275 Accelerated life testing when a process of production is unstable***by*Bagdonavicius, Vilijandas & Nikulin, Mikhail**277-282 Peakedness of linear forms in ensembles and mixtures***by*Jensen, D. R.**283-288 Bandit bounds from stochastic variability extrema***by*Herschkorn, Stephen J.**289-296 On superior limits for the increments of Gaussian processes***by*Kyo Shin Huang & Choi, Yong Kab & Jong Soo Jung**297-305 Superposition of renewal processes in a random environment***by*Li, Linxiong

### September 1997, Volume 35, Issue 2

**101-107 On a property of the finite Fourier partial sums process***by*Kulperger, R. J.**109-114 Maximin efficient designs another view at D-optimality***by*Schwabe, Rainer**115-121 Asymptotic Bayes risks for a general class of losses***by*Rousseau, Judith**123-134 Moderate deviations for m-dependent random variables with Banach space values***by*Chen, Xia**135-140 A bound for higher moments of expected sample size in sequential testing***by*Irle, A.**141-143 Efficient rounding of sampling allocations***by*Pukelsheim, Friedrich**145-153 The random connection model in high dimensions***by*Meester, Ronald & Penrose, Mathew D. & Sarkar, Anish**155-164 Bias correction for a class of multivariate nonlinear regression models***by*Cordeiro, Gauss M. & Vasconcellos, Klaus L. P.**165-171 Maximum-likelihood estimation under bound restriction and order and uniform bound restrictions***by*Hu, Xiaomi**173-179 Regression and asymptotical location of a multivariate sample***by*Jacob, P. & Suquet, Ch.**181-187 On the non-existence of a Bartlett correction for unit root tests***by*Jensen, J. L. & Wood, Andrew T. A.**189-196 Random central limit theorem for the linear process generated by a strong mixing process***by*Lee, Sangyeol**197-201 The iterated jackknife estimate of variance***by*Houdré, Christian

### August 1997, Volume 35, Issue 1

**1-7 Minimal sufficient statistics for a general class of mixed models***by*Khuri, AndréI.**9-23 The wavelet detection of hidden periodicities in time series***by*Li, Yuan & Xie, Zhongjie**25-32 Limit laws for a sequence between the maximum and the sum of independent exponentials***by*Gomes, João & Oliveira, Orlando**33-42 Connectivity of the mutual k-nearest-neighbor graph in clustering and outlier detection***by*Brito, M. R. & Chávez, E. L. & Quiroz, A. J. & Yukich, J. E.**43-48 Significance levels for multiple tests***by*Hart, Sergiu & Weiss, Benjamin**49-58 Asymptotic behaviour of a number of repeated records***by*Khmaladze, E. & Nadareishvili, M. & Nikabadze, A.**59-63 A note on supremum of a Kiefer process***by*Keprta, Stanislav**65-72 On the "Demon" problem of Youden***by*Dmitrienko, Alexei & Govindarajulu, Z.**73-78 Large deviations and central limit theorems for Eyraud-Farlie-Gumbel-Morgenstern processes***by*Mikami, Toshio**79-83 On a local limit theorem in strong sense***by*Gamkrelidze, N. G.**85-90 On the moment problems***by*Gwo Dong Lin**91-100 Preservation of certain dependent structures under bivariate homogeneous Poisson shock models***by*Balu, Mini N. & Sabnis, S. V.

### June 1997, Volume 34, Issue 4

**313-322 Minimum distance estimation for random coefficient autoregressive models***by*Swaminathan, V. & Naik-Nimbalkar, U. V.**323-335 Two-stage change-point estimators in smooth regression models***by*Müller, Hans-Georg & Song, Kai-Sheng**337-340 A note on the empirical distribution of dependent random variables***by*Hanson, D. L. & Li, Gang**341-345 Asymptotic independence of median and MAD***by*Falk, Michael**347-354 Reflected solutions of backward stochastic differential equations with continuous coefficient***by*Matoussi, Anis**355-363 A weakly dependence structure of multivariate processes***by*Baek, Jong-Il**365-372 A note on the ergodicity of non-linear autoregressive model***by*An, H. Z. & Chen, S. G.**373-383 The effects of kernel choices in density estimation with biased data***by*Wu, Colin O.**385-395 Large deviations and Strassen's limit points of Brownian local time processes***by*Chen, Bin**397-402 The length of an excursion above a linear boundary by a random walk***by*Lee, Travis & Minzner, Max & Fisher, Evan**403-411 Unimodal spectral windows***by*Kanter, Marek**413-423 Kernel regression estimates of growth curves using nonstationary correlated errors***by*Ferreira, Eva & Núñez-Antón, Vicente & Rodríguez-Póo, Juan

### June 1997, Volume 34, Issue 3

**211-223 Representations for continuous additive functionals of super-Brownian and super-stable processes***by*Krone, Stephen M.**225-235 Comparing two means in count models having random effects - a UMPU test***by*Omori, Yasuhiro**237-243 Estimation of unobserved counts from partially observed multinomial distributions***by*Sajjan, S. G. & Basawa, I. V.**245-250 Bahadur slope of the t-statistic for a contaminated normal***by*Rao Chaganty, N. & Sethuraman, Jayaram**251-258 Comparing sums of independent bounded random variables and sums of Bernoulli random variables***by*Berger, Erich**259-265 Invariant probabilities for Markov chains on a metric space***by*Lasserre, Jean B.**267-273 Empirical likelihood ratio test for equality of k medians in censored data***by*Naik-Nimbalkar, U. V. & Rajarshi, M. B.**275-283 On U-statistics with random kernels***by*Schick, Anton**285-292 The model selection criterion AICu***by*McQuarrie, Allan & Shumway, Robert & Tsai, Chih-Ling**293-299 Edgeworth approximations to the distribution of the sample mean under simple random sampling***by*Sugden, R. A. & Smith, T. M. F.**301-308 Some extensions of the asymptotics of a kernel estimator of a distribution function***by*Shao, Yongzhao & Xiang, Xiaojing**309-312 First hitting place distributions for the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process***by*Lefebvre, Mario

### June 1997, Volume 34, Issue 2

**103-111 Extension of a stochastic integral with respect to cylindrical martingales***by*Gawarecki, Leszek**113-121 On the rate of strong consistency of Lorenz curves***by*Csörgö, Miklós & Zitikis, Ricardas**123-132 Distinguishing certain random sceneries on ##Z## via random walks***by*Howard, C. Douglas**133-140 On unbiased density estimation for ergodic diffusion***by*Kutoyants, Yu. A.**141-149 Accurate test limits under prescribed consumer risk***by*Albers, Willem & Arts, Gerda R. J. & Kallenberg, Wilbert C. M.**151-158 Note on classification and proportion estimation***by*Mkhadri, Abdallah & Nasroallah, Abdelaziz**159-164 Exponential convergence for sequences of random variables***by*Sun, Jiaming**165-170 The local asymptotic normality of a class of generalized random coefficient autoregressive processes***by*Hwang, S. Y. & Basawa, I. V.**171-178 New characterization of Marshall-Olkin-type distributions via bivariate random summation scheme***by*Wu, Chufang**179-186 On the minimax decision rules in ranking problems***by*Bansal, Naveen K. & Misra, Neeraj & van der Meulen, Edward C.**187-192 Reinforced block designs with standards***by*Brzeskwiniewicz, Henryk & Ceranka, Bronislaw & Krzyszkowska, Jolanta**193-199 On necessary conditions for the weak consistency of minimum L1-norm estimates in linear models***by*Bai, Z. D. & Wu, Y.**201-210 Testing independence by nonparametric kernel method***by*Ahmad, Ibrahim A. & Li, Qi

### May 1997, Volume 34, Issue 1

**1-4 An inequality for order statistics***by*Gadidov, Anda**5-11 On choosing a non-integer resolution level when using wavelet methods***by*Hall, Peter & Nason, Guy P.**13-18 Limit points of sequences of moving maxima***by*Hebbar, H. V. & Vadiraja, N.**19-32 A new plan for life-testing two-component parallel systems***by*Lu, Jye-Chyi**33-36 Characteristic functions with some powers real -- III***by*Ramachandran, B.**37-42 Converse Poincaré-type inequalities for convex functions***by*Bobkov, S. G. & Houdré, C.**43-51 Reliability bounds for multistage structures with independent components***by*Kordecki, Wojciech**53-58 On the asymptotic mean integrated squared error of a kernel density estimator for dependent data***by*Mielniczuk, Jan**59-65 Connection between asymptotics and stability of the positive measure***by*Kozarovitsky, Eugene**67-73 Consistent estimation for the non-normal ultrastructural model***by*Srivastava, Anil K. & Shalabh**75-84 The limit behavior of maxima modulo one and the number of maxima***by*Qi, Y. & Wilms, R. J. G.**85-93 Maximum entropy principle and statistical inference on condensed ordered data***by*Menéndez, M. & Morales, D. & Pardo, L.**95-101 A note on the convergence rate of the spectral distributions of large random matrices***by*Bai, Z. D. & Miao, Baiqi & Tsay, Jhishen

### May 1997, Volume 33, Issue 4

**333-339 A multivariate approach for estimating the random effects variance component in one-way random effects model***by*Sutradhar, Brajendra C.**341-346 Prediction with incomplete past and interpolation of missing values***by*Cheng, R. & Pourahmadi, M.**347-358 On the logarithmic average of iterated processes***by*Csáki, Endre & Földes, Antónia**359-365 Properties of an inverse Gaussian mixture of bivariate exponential distribution and its generalization***by*Al-Mutairi, Dhaifalla K.**367-372 The structure of generalized domains of semistable attraction***by*Meerschaert, Mark M. & Scheffler, Hans-Peter**373-377 A note on the number of maxima in a discrete sample***by*Qi, Yongcheng**379-387 Packing dimension of the image of fractional Brownian motion***by*Xiao, Yimin**389-393 Characterizations of the IFR and DFR aging notions by means of the dispersive order***by*Pellerey, Franco & Shaked, Moshe**395-403 Some improvements on the Lundberg bound for the ruin probability***by*Cai, Jun & Wu, Yanhong**405-411 Probability densities from distances and discrimination***by*Cuadras, C. M. & Atkinson, R. A. & Fortiana, J.**413-418 Kronecker product of mutually associable PBB designs***by*Brzeskwiniewicz, Henryk**419-425 The breakdown value of the L1 estimator in contingency tables***by*Hubert, Mia**427-437 Some notes on preferred point [alpha]-geometry and [alpha]-divergence function***by*Zhu, Hong-Tu & Wei, Bo-Cheng

### May 1997, Volume 33, Issue 3

**225-234 Parameter estimation and hypothesis testing in stationary vector time series***by*Kakizawa, Yoshihide**235-240 Connectedness conditions for the convergence of the Gibbs sampler***by*Hobert, J. P. & Robert, C. P. & Goutis, C.**241-251 A recursive algorithm for solving the spatial Yule-Walker equations of causal spatial AR models***by*Choi, ByoungSeon**253-258 Nonparametric inference for thinned point process***by*Bensaïd, Nadia**259-261 Stochastic ordering of flows on manifolds***by*Baxter, Laurence A.**263-275 The dilation order, the dispersion order, and orderings of residual lives***by*Belzunce, F. & Pellerey, Franco & Ruiz, J. M. & Shaked, Moshe**277-280 On certain characterization of normal distribution***by*Oleszkiewicz, Krzysztof**281-284 Sandwich theorem in comparison of multivariate normal experiments***by*Stepniak, C.**285-290 A note on using location shift in the Midzuno-Sen scheme of sampling with a transformed variable***by*Sahoo, J.**291-297 Sparse spatial autoregressions***by*Kelley Pace, R. & Barry, Ronald**299-307 Limit laws for multivariate skewness in the sense of Móri, Rohatgi and Székely***by*Henze, Norbert**309-320 Stochastic comparison for Markov processes on a product of partially ordered sets***by*Forbes, Florence & François, Olivier**321-331 A Kolmogorov-Smirnov type test for conditional heteroskedasticity in time series***by*Chen, Min & An, Hong Zhi

### April 1997, Volume 33, Issue 2

**109-115 Adaptive estimation of a function of a mean vector***by*Fox, Martin**117-123 Stability of the posterior mean in linear models An admissibility property of D-optimum and E-optimum designs***by*Meczarski, Marek & Zielinski, Ryszard**125-128 On convergence of multivariate Laplace transforms***by*Jensen, S. T. & Nielsen, B.**129-134 On the ML-estimator of the positive and negative two-parameter binomial distribution***by*Ferreri, Carlo**135-143 Semi-parametric likelihood ratio confidence intervals for various differences of two populations***by*Qin, Yong Song**145-149 A note on universally optimal row-column designs with empty nodes***by*Ting, Chao-Ping & Lin, Bing-Ying L. & Chai, Feng-Shun**151-157 Criteria for the strong law of large numbers for sequences of arbitrary random vectors***by*Etemadi, N.**159-165 A normality criterion for random vectors based on independence***by*Valderrama, M. J. & Aguilera, A. M.**167-176 Adaptive choice of trimming proportion in trimmed least-squares estimation***by*Dodge, Yadolah & Jurecková, Jana**177-184 Semiparametric unit root tests based on symmetric estimators***by*Shin, Dong Wan & So, Beong-Soo**185-191 Accurate rates of density estimators for continuous-time processes***by*Blanke, D. & Bosq, D.