TABLE 3

Estimates of confidence intervals by parametric bootstrapping

One locusFive loci
ParametersTrue valueCoverageC.I.95LC.I.95UCoverageC.I.95LC.I.95U
θ1200.916.2374.440.917.1830.71
θ2200.935.6842.870.928.0730.07
θh200.991.080.982.71
θ0200.990.4194.170.990.5578.12
τA0.50.950.051.950.960.061.20
τD100.933.6236.620.944.4334.75
p10.20.920.030.750.950.070.49
  • A total of 100 data sets were simulated, assuming the parameter values listed in column 2, μl = 0.001 (l = 1, … , 5), and a sample size S = 20 for each population and locus. Each data set was analyzed by the coalescent estimator with 500 bootstrapping samples. C.I.95L (C.I.95U) is the average lower (upper) limit of the estimated 95% confidence intervals, and coverage gives the frequency that the true parameter value is included in the estimated 95% confidence intervals.