## Mixtures: Estimation and Applications out!

**T**he book I co-edited with Kerrie Mengersen and Mike Titterington, ** Mixture: Estimation and Applications**, has just been published by Wiley! It is a pleasure to flip through the chapters contributed by the participants to the ICMS workshop of about a year ago in Edinburgh. While there may (must) be residual typos, I did not spot any obvious mishap in the production of figures and Buachaille Etive Beag proudly stands on the cover (despite contrary advice from some ‘Og readers). It is also a pleasure to have this book published in the same series as references like Titterington, Smith and Makov’s

**, and McLachlan and Peel’s**

*Statistical Analysis of Finite Mixture Distributions***. (The “product description” on amazon does not start very well, though: “This book uses the EM (expectation maximization) algorithm to simultaneously estimate the missing data and unknown parameter(s) associated with a data set. The parameters describe the component distributions of the mixture; the distributions may be continuous or discrete.” It fortunately improves by reproducing the back cover.)**

*Finite Mixture Model*
August 6, 2011 at 12:11 am

[…] online) to referee about testing for the order (i.e. the number of components) of a normal mixture. Although this is an easily spelled problem, namely estimate k […]

August 6, 2011 at 12:11 am

[…] online) to referee about testing for the order (i.e. the number of components) of a normal mixture. Although this is an easily spelled problem, namely estimate k […]