TABLE 1

Means of the modes, standard deviation of the modes, and coverage estimators for relevant parameters of 25 simulated data sets each

s/caTrue θ, λθσθ% coverageλσλ% coverageμσμ% coverage
c0.05, 20.051240.008339 92  2.278  1.579100
c0.05, 2000.049760.007293100248.7135.44100
s0.05, 20.049370.008226 92  1.832  1.2701000.97230.06115100
s0.05, 2000.048320.006364 92194.7 98.9 960.9720.05112 96
N1, λ1 → 2, s0.1, 10.10060.02805 90  1.078  1.0391001.0130.4470100
N2, λ2 → 1, s0.2, 100.20540.04405 90 11.04  3.343100
N1, λ1 → 2, s0.2, 10.21110.05082 92  1.509  1.939 960.99350.05762 92
N2, λ2 → 1, s0.1, 100.10010.02510100 12.13  4.559100
  • a Serial samples (s); contemporary samples (c).

  • Where serial sequences are used, μ is included. All run lengths were three million states while some runs were longer; see the text for details. The last four rows show the asymmetric simulations.