One locus | Five loci | ||||||
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Parameters | True value | Coverage | C.I.95_{L} | C.I.95_{U} | Coverage | C.I.95_{L} | C.I.95_{U} |

θ_{1} | 20 | 0.91 | 6.23 | 74.44 | 0.91 | 7.18 | 30.71 |

θ_{2} | 20 | 0.93 | 5.68 | 42.87 | 0.92 | 8.07 | 30.07 |

θ_{h} | 20 | 0.99 | 1.08 | ∞ | 0.98 | 2.71 | ∞ |

θ_{0} | 20 | 0.99 | 0.41 | 94.17 | 0.99 | 0.55 | 78.12 |

τ_{A} | 0.5 | 0.95 | 0.05 | 1.95 | 0.96 | 0.06 | 1.20 |

τ_{D} | 10 | 0.93 | 3.62 | 36.62 | 0.94 | 4.43 | 34.75 |

p_{1} | 0.2 | 0.92 | 0.03 | 0.75 | 0.95 | 0.07 | 0.49 |

A total of 100 data sets were simulated, assuming the parameter values listed in column 2, μ

= 0.001 (_{l}*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.95_{L}(C.I.95_{U}) 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.