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### March 2002, Volume 54, Issue 1

**29-44 A Data Driven Smooth Test for Circular Uniformity***by*M. Bogdan & K. Bogdan & A. Futschik**45-59 Detecting and Diagnostic Checking Multivariate Conditional Heteroscedastic Time Series Models***by*H. Wong & W. Li**60-82 A Test for Additivity in Nonparametric Regression***by*Stephan Derbort & Holger Dette & Axel Munk**83-99 Locally Adaptive Wavelet Empirical Bayes Estimation of a Location Parameter***by*Marianna Pensky**100-113 Bayesian Sampling Plans for Exponential Distribution Based on Type I Censoring Data***by*Yu-Pin Lin & TaChen Liang & Wen-Tao Huang**114-124 Expansions for the Distributions of Some Normalized Summations of Random Numbers of I.I.D. Random Variables***by*Nan Wang & Wei Liu**125-137 A Notion of α-Monotonicity with Generalized Multiplications***by*Emad-Eldin Aly & Nadjib Bouzar**138-154 The Inverse Gaussian Models: Analogues of Symmetry, Skewness and Kurtosis***by*Govind Mudholkar & Rajeshwari Natarajan**155-168 Computing Estimates in the Proportional Odds Model***by*David Hunter & Kenneth Lange**169-169 Special Section on Nonparametric Approach to Time Series Analysis***by*Tomoyuki Higuchi & Genshiro Kitagawa**171-200 The SLEX Model of a Non-Stationary Random Process***by*Hernando Ombao & Jonathan Raz & Rainer von Sachs & Wensheng Guo**201-223 Local Spectral Envelope: An Approach Using Dyadic Tree-Based Adaptive Segmentation***by*David Stoffer & Hernando Ombao & David Tyler**224-233 Estimating Invariant Probability Densities for Dynamical Systems***by*Devin Kilminster & David Allingham & Alistair Mees

### December 2001, Volume 53, Issue 4

**661-680 Packing Densities and Simulated Tempering for Hard Core Gibbs Point Processes***by*S. Mase & J. Møller & D. Stoyan & R. Waagepetersen & G. Döge**681-690 On Non-Equally Spaced Wavelet Regression***by*Marianna Pensky & Brani Vidakovic**691-707 Strong Universal Pointwise Consistency of Recursive Regression Estimates***by*Harro Walk**708-729 A Bootstrap Approach to Nonparametric Regression for Right Censored Data***by*Gang Li & Somnath Datta**730-745 Hazard Rate Estimation in Nonparametric Regression with Censored Data***by*Ingrid Van Keilegom & Noël Veraverbeke**746-759 Estimation of an Exponential Quantile under a General Loss and an Alternative Estimator under Quadratic Loss***by*Constantinos Petropoulos & Stavros Kourouklis**760-768 Estimation of the Multivariate Normal Precision Matrix under the Entropy Loss***by*Xian Zhou & Xiaoqian Sun & Jinglong Wang**769-780 Improved Estimation of Parameter Matrices in a One-Sample and Two-Sample Problems***by*Pui Leung & Foon Ng**781-798 Abstract Inverse Estimation with Application to Deconvolution on Locally Compact Abelian Groups***by*Arnoud van Rooij & Frits Ruymgaart**799-809 Uniform Asymptotic Expansion of Likelihood Ratio for Markov Dependent Observations***by*Andrei Novikov**810-834 Intermediate Approach to Comparison of Some Goodness-of-Fit Tests***by*Tadeusz Inglot & Teresa Ledwina**835-852 Weighted Kaplan-Meier Tests for Umbrella Alternatives***by*Wei-Chun Lee & Yuh-Ing Chen**853-864 The Hazard Rate and the Reversed Hazard Rate Orders, with Applications to Order Statistics***by*Asok Nanda & Moshe Shaked**865-876 Nonparametric Bayesian Modeling for Stochastic Order***by*Alan Gelfand & Athanasios Kottas**877-894 Stability of Order Statistics under Dependence***by*Tomasz Rychlik**895-905 Exact Distribution of the Distances between Any Occurrences of a Set of Words***by*S. Robin & J.-J. Daudin

### September 2001, Volume 53, Issue 3

**427-435 Information Inequalities in a Family of Uniform Distributions***by*Masafumi Akahira & Kei Takeuchi**436-446 Decision Theoretic Estimation of the Ratio of Variances in a Bivariate Normal Distribution***by*George Iliopoulos**447-468 Asymptotic Normality of Kernel Density Estimators under Dependence***by*Zudi Lu**469-486 Asymptotic Properties of Self-Consistent Estimators with Mixed Interval-Censored Data***by*Qiqing Yu & George Wong & Linxiong Li**487-497 The Asymptotic Distribution Theory of Bivariate Order Statistics***by*H. Barakat**498-516 Weighted Empirical Likelihood Ratio Confidence Intervals for the Mean with Censored Data***by*Jian-Jian Ren**517-527 Empirical Likelihood for a Class of Functionals of Survival Distribution with Censored Data***by*Qi-Hua Wang & Bing-Yi Jing**528-542 Information in Quantal Response Data and Random Censoring***by*Ch. Tsairidis & K. Zografos & K. Ferentinos & T. Papaioannou**543-551 Extreme-Value Moment Goodness-of-Fit Tests***by*Theodore Hill & Victor Perez-Abreu**552-566 Change-Point Detection in Angular Data***by*Irina Grabovsky & Lajos Horváth**567-575 Stochastic Ordering of Multivariate Normal Distributions***by*Alfred Müller**576-598 Distributions of the Numbers of Failures and Successes in a Waiting Time Problem***by*Stathis Chadjiconstantinidis & Markos Koutras**599-619 Distributions of Numbers of Success Runs of Fixed Length in Markov Dependent Trials***by*Demetrios Antzoulakos & Stathis Chadjiconstantinidis**620-630 Dependence Properties of Multivariate Mixture Distributions and Their Applications***by*Baha-Eldin Khaledi & Subhash Kochar**631-646 On Random Sampling Without Replacement from a Finite Population***by*Subhash Kochar & Ramesh Korwar**647-660 Prediction of the Maximum Size in Wicksell's Corpuscle Problem, II***by*Rinya Takahashi & Masaaki Sibuya

### June 2001, Volume 53, Issue 2

**189-202 Optimal Threshold for the k-Out-Of-n Monitor with Dual Failure Modes***by*Masaaki Sibuya & Kazuyuki Suzuki**203-216 On the Proportional Odds Model in Survival Analysis***by*S. Kirmani & Ramesh Gupta**217-243 Empirical Best Prediction for Small Area Inference with Binary Data***by*Jiming Jiang & P. Lahiri**244-261 Tail Behavior and Breakdown Properties of Equivariant Estimators of Location***by*Jozef Kušnier & Ivan Mizera**262-276 Kullback-Leibler Information Consistent Estimation for Censored Data***by*Akio Suzukawa & Hideyuki Imai & Yoshiharu Sato**277-288 Minimum Divergence Estimators Based on Grouped Data***by*M. Menéndez & D. Morales & L. Pardo & I. Vajda**289-306 Asymptotically Local Minimax Estimation of Infinitely Smooth Density with Censored Data***by*Eduard Belitser & Boris Levit**307-324 Estimation with Sequential Order Statistics from Exponential Distributions***by*Erhard Cramer & Udo Kamps**325-337 Testing for Uniformity of the Residual Life Time Based on Dynamic Kullback-Leibler Information***by*Nader Ebrahimi**338-353 Goodness-Of-Fit Tests for the Exponential and the Normal Distribution Based on the Integrated Distribution Function***by*Bernhard Klar**354-369 Simultaneous Estimation of Several Intraclass Correlation Coefficients***by*S. Ahmed & A. Gupta & S. Khan & C. Nicol**370-379 Statistical Inference in a Linear Model for Spatially Located Sensors and Random Input***by*Stanisław Gnot & Ewaryst Rafajłowicz & Agnieszka Urbańska-Motyka**380-403 On Affine Equivariant Multivariate Quantiles***by*Biman Chakraborty**404-417 Generalized Calibration Approach for Estimating Variance in Survey Sampling***by*Sarjinder Singh**418-426 A New Design Criterion When Heteroscedasticity is Ignored***by*Grace Montepiedra & Weng Wong

### March 2001, Volume 53, Issue 1

**1-10 Golf Swing Motion Analysis: An Experiment on the Use of Verbal Analysis in Statistical Reasoning***by*H. Akaike**3-3 Special Issue on Nonlinear Non-Gaussian Models and Related Filtering Methods***by*Genshiro Kitagawa & Tomoyuki Higuchi**11-30 Bayesian Semiparametric Regression Analysis of Multicategorical Time-Space Data***by*Ludwig Fahrmeir & Stefan Lang**31-49 Fully Bayesian Analysis of Switching Gaussian State Space Models***by*Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter**50-62 A Monte Carlo Filtering Approach for Estimating the Term Structure of Interest Rates***by*Akihiko Takahashi & Seisho Sato**63-81 Nonlinear and Non-Gaussian State Space Modeling Using Sampling Techniques***by*Hisashi Tanizaki**82-96 Maximum a Posteriori Sequence Estimation Using Monte Carlo Particle Filters***by*Simon Godsill & Arnaud Doucet & Mike West**97-112 Optimal Estimation and Cramér-Rao Bounds for Partial Non-Gaussian State Space Models***by*Niclas Bergman & Arnaud Doucet & Neil Gordon**113-124 Lévy-Driven Carma Processes***by*P. Brockwell**125-141 Estimating Functions for Nonlinear Time Series Models***by*S. Chandra & Masanobu Taniguchi**142-158 Sequential Estimation for a Functional of the Spectral Density of a Gaussian Stationary Process***by*Takayuki Shiohama & Masanobu Taniguchi**159-178 Asymptotics for Wavelet Based Estimates of Piecewise Smooth Regression for Stationary Time Series***by*Young Truong & Prakash Patil**179-188 Web Quantlets for Time Series Analysis***by*Wolfgang Härdle & Torsten Kleinow & Rolf Tschernig

### December 2000, Volume 52, Issue 4

**599-611 Nonparametric Density Estimation for a Long-Range Dependent Linear Process***by*Toshio Honda**612-629 Boundary Bias Correction for Nonparametric Deconvolution***by*Shunpu Zhang & Rohana Karunamuni**630-645 Laws of Iterated Logarithm and Related Asymptotics for Estimators of Conditional Density and Mode***by*K. Mehra & Y. Ramakrishnaiah & P. Sashikala**646-657 Sequential Estimation of the Maximum in a Model for Corrosion Data***by*Adam Martinsek**658-679 Asymptotically Optimal Tests and Optimal Designs for Testing the Mean in Regression Models with Applications to Change-Point Problems***by*Wolfgang Bischoff & Frank Miller**680-697 Nonparametric Methods for Checking the Validity of Prior Order Information***by*Guohua Pan**698-711 Hypotheses Testing for Error-in-Variables Models***by*Patricia Gimenez & Heleno Bolfarine & Enrico Colosimo**712-721 Linex Unbiasedness in a Prediction Problem***by*Yushan Xiao**722-736 Joint Bayesian Analysis of Factor Scores and Structural Parameters in the Factor Analysis Model***by*Sik-Yum Lee & Jian-Qing Shi**737-752 Bayesian Influence Assessment in the Growth Curve Model with Unstructured Covariance***by*Jian-Xin Pan & Wing-Kam Fung**753-766 Influence Diagnostics in the Common Canonical Variates Model***by*Hong Gu & Wing Fung**767-777 Numbers of Success-Runs of Specified Length Until Certain Stopping Time Rules and Generalized Binomial Distributions of Order k***by*Sigeo Aki & Katuomi Hirano**778-789 Waiting Time Problems in a Two-State Markov Chain***by*Qing Han & Sigeo Aki**790-799 On Geometric Infinite Divisibility and Stability***by*Emad-Eldin Aly & Nadjib Bouzar

### September 2000, Volume 52, Issue 3

**407-414 Sooner and Later Waiting Time Problems Based on a Dependent Sequence***by*Qing Han & Sigeo Aki**415-425 Joint Distribution of Rises and Falls***by*James Fu & W.Y. Lou**426-437 Asymptotic Distribution of Estimated Affinity between Multiparameter Exponential Families***by*Steven Garren**438-447 On the Bessel Distribution and Related Problems***by*Lin Yuan & John Kalbfleisch**448-458 On the Characteristic Properties of Exponential Distribution***by*Ismihan Bairamov**459-470 Nonparametric Estimation of a Conditional Quantile for α-Mixing Processes***by*Toshio Honda**471-480 Probability Density Function Estimation Using Gamma Kernels***by*Song Chen**481-487 A Cautionary Note on Likelihood Ratio Tests in Mixture Models***by*Wilfried Seidel & Karl Mosler & Manfred Alker**488-506 Bivariate Sign Tests Based on the Sup, L 1 and L 2 Norms***by*Denis Larocque & Serge Tardif & Constance van Eeden**507-518 Reducing Bias Without Prejudicing Sign***by*Peter Hall & Brett Presnell & Berwin Turlach**519-543 A Two-Step Smoothing Method for Varying-Coefficient Models with Repeated Measurements***by*Colin Wu & Kai Yu & Chin-Tsang Chiang**544-556 Discriminant Analysis When a Block of Observations is Missing***by*Hie-Choon Chung & Chien-Pai Han**557-573 Convex Optimal Designs for Compound Polynomial Extrapolation***by*Holger Dette & Mong-Na Lo Huang**574-597 A Unified Approach to Second Order Optimality Criteria in Nonlinear Design of Experiments***by*Holger Dette & Yuri Grigoriev

### June 2000, Volume 52, Issue 2

**197-214 Quantitative Approximation to the Ordered Dirichlet Distribution under Varying Basic Probability Spaces***by*Tomoya Yamada & Tadashi Matsunawa**215-230 Moment-Based Approximations of Distributions Using Mixtures: Theory and Applications***by*Bruce Lindsay & Ramani Pilla & Prasanta Basak**231-238 Exponential Mixture Representation of Geometric Stable Distributions***by*Tomasz Kozubowski**239-254 Optimal Allocation for Symmetric Distributions in Ranked Set Sampling***by*Amarjot Kaur & G. Patil & C. Taillie**255-266 Rank Tests Based on Exceeding Observations***by*Eugenia Stoimenova**267-286 Goodness-of-Fit Tests for the Cauchy Distribution Based on the Empirical Characteristic Function***by*Nora Gürtler & Norbert Henze**287-315 Model Selection for Variable Length Markov Chains and Tuning the Context Algorithm***by*Peter Bühlmann**316-331 On Least Squares Estimation for Stable Nonlinear AR Processes***by*Jian-Feng Yao**332-342 Operational Variants of the Minimum Mean Squared Error Estimator in Linear Regression Models with Non-Spherical Disturbances***by*Alan Wan & Anoop Chaturvedi**343-350 Estimating Equations with Nuisance Parameters: Theory and Applications***by*Ke-Hai Yuan & Robert Jennrich**351-366 Robustness Comparisons of Some Classes of Location Parameter Estimators***by*John Collins**367-379 Influence Analysis for Linear Measurement Error Models***by*Xu-Ping Zhong & Bo-Cheng Wei & Wing-Kam Fung**380-396 Simultaneous Estimation of Several Stratum Means under Error-in-Variables Superpopulation Models***by*Guohua Zou & Alan Wan**397-405 Some Optimal Strategies for Bandit Problems with Beta Prior Distributions***by*Chien-Tai Lin & C. Shiau

### March 2000, Volume 52, Issue 1

**1-14 Some Geometry of the Cone of Nonnegative Definite Matrices and Weights of Associated X 2 Distribution***by*Satoshi Kuriki & Akimichi Takemura**15-27 Uniformly More Powerful, Two-Sided Tests for Hypotheses about Linear Inequalities***by*Liu Huimei**28-42 Coverage Properties of One-Sided Intervals in the Discrete Case and Application to Matching Priors***by*Judith Rousseau**43-56 Comparing the Likelihood Functions of Phylogenetic Trees***by*A. Bar-Hen & H. Kishino**57-70 Model Selection Using the Estimative and the Approximate p* Predictive Densities***by*Paolo Vidoni**71-83 Testing for Unit Roots in a Nearly Nonstationary Spatial Autoregressive Process***by*B. Bhattacharyya & X. Li & M. Pensky & G. Richardson**84-107 A Stochastic Advection-Diffusion Model for the Rocky Flats Soil Plutonium Data***by*Jaroslav Mohapl**108-122 Time-Varying Parameters Prediction***by*Carlo Grillenzoni**123-138 Positron Emission Tomography and Random Coefficients Regression***by*Andrey Feuerverger & Yehuda Vardi**139-159 The Local Bootstrap for Kernel Estimators under General Dependence Conditions***by*Efstathios Paparoditis & Dimitris Politis**160-172 Consistency and Asymptotic Normality of Estimators in a Proportional Hazards Model with Interval Censoring and Left Truncation***by*Somnath Datta & Glen Satten & John Williamson**173-183 On the Optimality of Estimators Based on P-Sufficient Statistics***by*Vasant Bhapkar**184-196 Start-Up Demonstration Tests with Rejection of Units upon Observing d Failures***by*N. Balakrishnan & P. Chan

### December 1999, Volume 51, Issue 4

**603-619 Nonconservative Estimating Functions and Approximate Quasi-Likelihoods***by*Jinpang Wang**621-636 On a Two-Stage Procedure Having Second-Order Properties with Applications***by*Nitis Mukhopadhyay & William Duggan**637-656 Existence of Bayesian Estimates for the Polychotomous Quantal Response Models***by*Ming-Hui Chen & Qi-Man Shao**657-678 Robustness for Inhomogeneous Poisson Point Processes***by*Renato Assunção & Peter Guttorp**679-689 On Adaptive Combination of Regression Estimators***by*Helge Blaker**691-706 Multivariate Local Polynomial Fitting for Martingale Nonlinear Regression Models***by*Zhan-Qian Lu**707-721 Growth Curve Model with Hierarchical Within-Individuals Design Matrices***by*Yasunori Fujikoshi & Takashi Kanda & Megu Ohtaki**723-730 Efficiency Bounds for Product Designs in Linear Models***by*Rainer Schwabe & Weng Wong**731-747 Error Bounds for Asymptotic Expansion of the Conditional Variance of the Scale Mixtures of the Multivariate Normal Distribution***by*Stergios Fotopoulos & Lijian He**749-753 On a Characterization of the Gamma Distribution: The Independence of the Sample Mean and the Sample Coefficient of Variation***by*Tea-Yuan Hwang & Chin-Yuan Hu**755-778 On Rates and Limit Distributions***by*J. Pfanzagl**779-802 Conserved Quantities and Symmetries Related to Stochastic Dynamical Systems***by*Tetsuya Misawa

### September 1999, Volume 51, Issue 3

**399-417 Oil Price Shocks and Long Run Price and Import Demand Behavior***by*Frank Kleibergen & Herman van Dijk & Jean-Pierre Urbain**419-447 Joint Distributions of Runs in a Sequence of Multi-State Trials***by*Qing Han & Sigeo Aki**449-462 Certain Probabilistic Aspects of Semistable Laws***by*Makoto Maejima & Gennady Samorodnitsky**463-478 Some Properties and Improvements of the Saddlepoint Approximation in Nonlinear Regression***by*Andrej Pázman**479-497 Approximation of the Posterior Distribution in a Change-Point Problem***by*Subhashis Ghosal & Jayanta Ghosh & Tapas Samanta**499-513 Posterior Sensitivity to the Sampling Distribution and the Prior: More than One Observation***by*Sanjib Basu**515-530 Bootstrapping Pseudolikelihood Models for Clustered Binary Data***by*Marc Aerts & Gerda Claeskens**531-540 When is an Equally-Weighted Design D-optimal?***by*Ramón Ardanuy & J. López-Fidalgo & Patrick Laycock & Weng Wong**541-569 Counting Bumps***by*Ricardo Fraiman & Jean Meloche**571-584 Point and Interval Estimation of P(X > Y): The Normal Case with Common Coefficient of Variation***by*Ramesh Gupta & S. Ramakrishnan & Xingwang Zhou**585-602 A Method for Testing Nested Point Null Hypotheses Using Multiple Bayes Factor***by*Hea-Jung Kim

### June 1999, Volume 51, Issue 2

**201-215 Linear Bayes and Optimal Estimation***by*V. Godambe**217-230 Conservatism of the z Confidence Interval Under Symmetric and Asymmetric Departures from Normality***by*Sanjib Basu**231-251 On the Estimation of Jump Points in Smooth Curves***by*Irene Gijbels & Peter Hall & Aloïs Kneip**253-264 Moment Estimation for Multivariate Extreme Value Distribution in a Nested Logistic Model***by*Daoji Shi & Shengsheng Zhou**265-280 On Estimation of Poisson Intensity Functions***by*Roelof Helmers & Ričardas Zitikis**281-299 Empirical Bayes Procedures for Selecting the Best Population with Multiple Criteria***by*Wen-Tao Huang & Yao-Tsung Lai**301-322 On the Distribution of the Extremes of Unequally Correlated Normal Variables with Applications to Antedependent Cluster Data***by*Krishna Saha & B. Sutradhar**323-330 On Waiting Time Problems Associated with Runs in Markov Dependent Trials***by*Demetrios Antzoulakos**331-344 Bivariate Distributions with Pearson Type VII Conditionals***by*Athanasios Kottas & Konstantinos Adamidis & Sotirios Loukas**345-349 Equality in Distribution in a Convex Ordering Family***by*J. Huang & G. Lin**351-358 On Moments of Bivariate Order Statistics***by*H. Barakat**359-367 On the First Entry Time of a ℤ + -valued AR(1) Process***by*Emad-Eldin Aly & Nadjib Bouzar**369-382 Limit Theorems for Stopped Functionals of Markov Renewal Processes***by*Gerold Alsmeyer & Allan Gut**383-398 Covariate Transformation Diagnostics for Generalized Linear Models***by*Andy Lee & John Yick

### March 1999, Volume 51, Issue 1

**1-15 Distributions of Runs and Consecutive Systems on Directed Trees***by*Sigeo Aki**17-29 Sooner and Later Waiting Time Problems for Runs in Markov Dependent Bivariate Trials***by*Sigeo Aki & Katuomi Hirano**31-49 Strong Consistency of the Maximum Product of Spacings Estimates with Applications in Nonparametrics and in Estimation of Unimodal Densities***by*Yongzhao Shao & Marjorie Hahn**51-70 Bandwidth Selection in Density Estimation with Truncated and Censored Data***by*C. Sánchez-Sellero & W. González-Manteiga & R. Cao**71-97 Non-parametric Estimation for the M/G/∞ Queue***by*N. Bingham & Susan Pitts**99-110 Parametrization Invariance with Respect to Second Order Admissibility Under Mean Squared Error***by*Yoshiji Takagi**111-124 Linear Versus Nonlinear Rules for Mixture Normal Priors***by*Brani Vidakovic**125-148 Goodness of Fit Tests in Random Coefficient Regression Models***by*Pedro Delicado & Juan Romo**149-162 On Testing for the Number of Components in a Mixed Poisson Model***by*Dimitris Karlis & Evdokia Xekalaki**163-185 Asymptotics of the Expected Posterior***by*Bertrand Clarke & Dongchu Sun**187-200 Second Order Expansions for the Moments of Minimum Point of an Unbalanced Two-sided Normal Random Walk***by*Yanhong Wu

### December 1998, Volume 50, Issue 4

**603-626 Parametric Statistical Uncertainty Relations and Parametric Statistical Fundamental Equations***by*T. Matsunawa**627-653 Asymptotic Properties of a Class of Mixture Models for Failure Data: The Interior and Boundary Cases***by*H. Vu & R. Maller & X. Zhou**655-671 On Generating Functions of Waiting Time Problems for Sequence Patterns of Discrete Random Variables***by*Masayuki Uchida**673-695 Large Deviation and Other Results for Minimum Contrast Estimators***by*Jens Jensen & Andrew Wood**697-714 Combined and Least Squares Empirical Likelihood***by*Bruce Brown & Song Chen**715-727 On Best Equivariance and Admissibility of Simultaneous MLE for Mean Direction Vectors of Several Langevin Distributions***by*Ashis Sengupta & Ranjan Maitra**729-754 Recursive Estimation of Regression Functions by Local Polynomial Fitting***by*J. Vilar-Fernández & J. Vilar-Fernández**755-772 Assessing Local Influence in Canonical Correlation Analysis***by*Hong Gu & Wing Fung**773-788 Estimation of the Coefficient of Multiple Determination***by*Nabendu Pal & Wooi Lim**789-799 A State Space Model for Software Reliability***by*Yen-Chang Chang & Lii-Yuh Leu

### September 1998, Volume 50, Issue 3

**403-416 Use of Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods in a Bayesian Analysis of the Block and Basu Bivariate Exponential Distribution***by*Jorge Achcar & Roseli Leandro**417-431 The Covariance Adjusted Location Linear Discriminant Function for Classifying Data with Unequal Dispersion Matrices in Different Locations***by*Chi-Ying Leung**433-450 A Characterization of Monotone and Regular Divergences***by*J. Corcuera & F. Giummolè**451-470 Asymptotic Comparisons of Several Variance Estimators and their Effects for Studentizations***by*Yoshihiko Maesono**471-491 On Tyler's M-Functional of Scatter in High Dimension***by*Lutz Dümbgen**493-502 On Minimum Distance Estimation in Recurrent Markov Step Processes II***by*R. Höpfner & Yu. Kutoyants**503-521 Minimum Disparity Estimation in Linear Regression Models: Distribution and Efficiency***by*Ro Pak & Ayanendranath Basu**523-530 Estimation of the Scale Matrix and its Eigenvalues in the Wishart and the Multivariate F Distributions***by*Pui Leung & Wai Chan**531-542 Some Simple Test Procedures for Normal Mean Vector with Incomplete Data***by*K. Krishnamoorthy & Maruthy Pannala**543-565 Distributional Properties of Exceedance Statistics***by*Jacek Wesołowski & Mohammad Ahsanullah**567-585 Weighted Poisson Distributions for Overdispersion and Underdispersion Situations***by*Joan Del Castillo & Marta Pérez-Casany**587-601 On Number of Occurrences of Success Runs of Specified Length in a Higher-Order Two-State Markov Chain***by*Masayuki Uchida

### June 1998, Volume 50, Issue 2

**203-222 Joint Distributions of Numbers of Success-runs Until the First Consecutive k Successes in a Higher-Order Two-State Markov Chain***by*Masayuki Uchida**223-240 Data Sphering: Some Properties and Applications***by*Jian Zhang