## ABC for parameter inference and model selection in dynamical systems (2)

**A**s it happens, I did not get the final and published version of the paper “*Approximate Bayesian Computation scheme for parameter inference and model selection in dynamical systems*” by Toni, Welch, Strelkowa, Ipsen and Stumpf, as of June 12, but an earlier version of April 31, 2008, where there was a typo. In the final version, the difficulty I had yesterday has vanished in that the importance weight used in the ABC SMC algorithm is now correct (and corresponds to the ABC PMC weight as well). There are a few minor points of contention remaining with the appendix A of the paper, in particular in the definition of ** η_{t}** around (A3) but the algorithm stands corrected. Sorry if this created any confusion!

**P**s-I did not even know the *Journal of the Royal Society Interface* existed, as it is not an usual outlet for Statistics papers… It appears to be an equivalent to the US *PNAS* (and in a more remote manner to the French *Notes aux Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences*). To end up on a light note, the current news heading on the Royal Society webpage is “*Fluorescent mice help shed light on the spread of a dangerous disease*“. Of course! The more fluorescent, the more light!

January 15, 2009 at 9:16 am

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