At MCMskv, Alexander Ly (from Amsterdam) pointed out to me some R programming mistakes I made in the introduction to Metropolis-Hastings algorithms I wrote a few months ago for the Wiley on-line encyclopedia! While the outcome (Monte Carlo posterior) of the corrected version is moderately changed this is nonetheless embarrassing! The example (if not the […]

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## R typos

January 27, 2016## new typos in Monte Carlo Statistical Methods

December 7, 2011Thanks to Jay Bartroff for pointing out those typos after teaching from Monte Carlo Statistical Methods: On page 52, the gamma Ga(α, β) distribution uses β as a rate parameter while in other places it is a scale parameter, see, e.g. eqn (2.2) [correct, I must say the parameterisation of the gamma distribution is a […]

## more typos in Monte Carlo statistical methods

October 28, 2011Jan Hanning kindly sent me this email about several difficulties with Chapters 3, Monte Carlo Integration, and 5, Monte Carlo Optimization, when teaching out of our book Monte Carlo Statistical Methods [my replies in italics between square brackets, apologies for the late reply and posting, as well as for the confusion thus created. Of course, […]

## Typos in Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods with R

October 13, 2011The two translators of our book in Japanese, Kazue & Motohiro Ishida, contacted me about some R code mistakes in the book. The translation is nearly done and they checked every piece of code in the book, an endeavour for which I am very grateful! Here are the two issues they have noticed (after incorporating […]

## Typos sorted, at last!

March 24, 2011After posting so many entries about typos in my books (making you wonder how there could be any text left!) and postponing their classification for so long, I decided on Saturday afternoon to collect those entries into a comprehensive pdf document that should be more useful for readers. I incidentally noticed that my book web-page […]