Errata (excluding minor typos) for the 1st printing of Bayesian Data Analysis.
If you find any other errors, please e-mail to gelman@stat.columbia.edu
p. 16, 5th line from bottom: "317/659 = 0.48" should be "308/655 = 0.47".
p. 26, Exercise 2: "(2.7) and (2.8) hold if theta is a vector parameter"
should be "(1.6) and (1.7) hold if u is a vector".
p. 31, 11th line from bottom: "241,925" should be "241,945".
p. 45, line 5: tau^2 should be tau_0^2.
p. 47, lines 12-13: "precision-weighted average" should be
"degrees-of-freedom-weighted average".
p. 60, Exercise 9: also cite Jeffreys (1961) and Lee (1989).
p. 61, exercise 12(a): "normal approximation to the Poisson" should
be "normal approximation to the gamma and Poisson".
p. 61, Exercise 12(b): "8000 million" should be "8 x 10^11".
p. 61, 2nd line from the bottom: "per million" should be "per 100 million".
p. 76, 14th-13rd lines from the bottom: "can be interpreted as containing
equivalent information to" should be "is mathematically equivalent to
a likelihood resulting from".
p. 79, top equation: "(y-mu)^T(Sigma^(-1))(y-mu)" should be
"sum_{i=1}^{n} (y_i-mu)^T(Sigma^(-1))(y_i-mu)".
p. 79, last equation: 2nd "Lambda_n^{12}" should be "Lambda_n^{21}".
p. 80, 2nd line of 2nd pair of equations:
"= E(Lambda_n|y) + var(mu|y) = Lambda_n + Sigma" should be
"= E(Sigma|y) + var(mu|y) = Sigma + Lambda_n".
p. 80, 15th line from bottom: "mu|Sigma" should be "mu|Sigma,y".
p. 88, Exercise 1: The second sentence ("Also suppose . . .") should
be "Also suppose that theta=(theta_1,...,theta_J) has a Dirichlet
prior distribution."
p. 89, Exercise 3(a): "In both cases, assume a uniform prior distribution
on (mu, log sigma)" should be "Assume a uniform prior distribution on
(mu_c, mu_t, log sigma_c, log sigma_t)".
p. 95, 2 lines above the example: "I(theta) is positive" should be
"I(theta-hat) is positive".
p. 95, 4th equation from bottom: (((n-1)/n) s^2) should be (sqrt((n-1)/n) s).
p. 95, 2nd line from bottom: this cross-derivative is not zero in
general (only zero at the mode). The right side of the equation
should be: -2n(y-bar - mu)/(sigma^2).
p. 95, last equation: -1/(2 sigma^2) should be -2/sigma^2.
p. 96, line 6: sigma-hat^2 = ((n-1)/(n+1)) s^2 should be
sigma-tilde^2 = (n/(n+2)) sigma-hat^2.
p. 96, line 8: sigma-hat^2 should be sigma-tilde^2.
p. 96, line 8: 2 sigma-hat^4/n should be 2 sigma-tilde^4/(n+2).
p. 103, line 10: "theta_1" should be "mu_1".
p. 130, 2nd line from bottom: log(alpha/beta) should be log(alpha+beta).
p. 131, 2nd paragraph: "Jacobians yield" should be "Jacobian yields".
p. 131, middle: both instances of "10^{-10}" should be "-10^{10}".
p. 140, equation: proportionality should be equality.
p. 157, exercise 5(a): "1/(1+beta)" should be "beta/(1+beta)".
p. 158, exercise 7(c): "improper" should be "proper".
p. 158, exercise 7(c): last two lines should be "0 < y_j < n_j for
at least one experiment j".
p. 163, line just below 3rd equation: "arcsin(theta_j)" should be
"2 sqrt(45) arcsin(sqrt(theta_j))". Also note in second full
paragraph on p. 185 that Efron and Morris (1975) use a slightly
different analysis.
p. 165, line 11: "too far" should be omitted.
p. 176, 1st full paragraph: "0.25/1.0" should be "1.0/0.25", and
the next "0.25" should be "4".
p. 181, 7th line from bottom: 20 should be 28.
p. 184, 2nd paragraph: After Gelfand, Day, and Chang (1992), include
a reference to Bernardo and Smith (1994).
p. 187, 3rd line of Exercise 7b: "posterior" should be "prior".
p. 188, end of Exercise 11: "Section 6.6" should be "Exercise 6.12".
p. 218, 12th line from bottom: "N - N lambda_2" should be "N - N lambda_1".
p. 239, line 3: "E(y-tilde|y)" should be "E(y-tilde|sigma^2,y)".
p. 239, 17th line from bottom: "center beta-hat" should be
"center X-tilde beta-hat".
p. 245, table: The numbers in the table are wrong. They should be:
2.5% 25% median 75% 97.5%
Incumbency 0.084 0.103 0.114 0.124 0.144
Vote proportion in 1986 0.576 0.627 0.654 0.680 0.731
Incumbent party -0.014 -0.009 -0.007 -0.004 0.001
Constant term 0.066 0.106 0.127 0.148 0.188
sigma (residual sd) 0.061 0.064 0.066 0.068 0.071
p. 256, first line of (8.13): "p(beta|Sigma_y)" should be
"p(beta|Sigma_y,y)".
p. 256, second line of (8.13): "N(beta|X beta-hat,V_beta)" should be
"N(beta|beta-hat,V-beta)".
p. 256, equation (8.14): right side of equation should also include a
factor of |Sigma_y|^(-1/2).
p. 258, line 2: "Q_y^{-1/2}" should be "Q_y^{-1}".
p. 258, 6th line from bottom: "Q_y^{-1}" should be "Q_y".
p. 290, Table 9.3: The bottom numbers on the two rightmost columns
should be "-61.832", not "-63.832". (The marginal posterior density
for the EM algorithm increases at every step!)
p. 296, lines 6-7: "the Cholesky factor of V_{gamma}(tau)" should be
"an upper-triangular matrix square root of V_{gamma}(tau)".
p. 297, 6th line from bottom: tau=0 and tau=infinity should be switched.
p. 306, "approximation of E(h(theta)|y)": "|-(hp)''(theta_0)|^{1/2}"
should be "(2 pi)^{-d/2} |-u''(theta_0)|^{-1/2}", where d is the dimension
of theta and u(theta)=log(h(theta)p(theta|y)).
Correction to the correction: "-d/2" should be "d/2" just above.
p. 307, definitions of w(theta) (below equations 10.3 and 10.4): these
should be w(theta^l), to be consistent with the right sides of the
equations.
p. 309, second displayed equation: "p(gamma)p(phi|gamma)p(y|phi,gamma)"
should be "p(phi)p(gamma|phi)p(y|gamma,phi)".
p. 313, Figure 10.2(b): horizontal axis label "sigma" should be "tau".
p. 317, Exercise 4a: "p(y|theta)" should be "p(theta|y)".
p. 339, unnumbered displayed equation: there should also be a factor
of |Sigma_y|^(-1/2) on the right side of the equation.
p. 339, immediately before "A computational method based on EM and the
Gibbs sampler": sigma_I^2 should be sigma_i^2.
p. 340, lines 14, 15: Sigma^2 should be Sigma.
p. 341, line 3: Sigma^2 should be Sigma.
p. 350, two equations: right side of first equation should be "N(mu,V_i)";
right side of second equation should be "Inv-chi^2(nu,sigma^2)".
p. 361, equation below (12.6): "nu" in denominator should be
"nu sigma^2 old".
p. 368, "Intraclass correlation": not quite correct as written since sigma
is used twice with different meanings in the original and random effects
models. To fix:
- In the 2nd sentence of the "Intraclass correlation" paragraph,
change "sigma" to "eta" in both places.
- In the 4th sentence, just after "occurs when", add
"eta^2 = sigma^2 + sigma^2_beta and".
p. 378, second full paragraph: the dimension of beta is 70, not 75,
because the five regional variables associated with specific years
(see Table 13.1) have been removed.
p. 378, beginning of last paragraph: "Sections 11.7 and 15.2" should
be "Section 11.7, using the above parameterization as an augmented
linear regression".
p. 385, equation (14.1): "p(y|X,beta)" should be "p(y|X,beta,phi)".
p. 394, 2nd equation: should be theta_{il} (not theta_{ij}) in denominator
and y_{ij} (not y_{il}) outside the parentheses, where y_{ij} is the j-th
element of the multinomial variable y_i.
p. 396, line 16: "implicitly impose" should be "allow us to impose".
p. 396, 8th line from bottom: "An implication of this coding is that
the parameters A_ij will be estimated in such a manner to insure
that" should be "In simulating from the posterior distribution the
parameters A_ij will not be sampled but instead used to insure that".
p. 429, long equation: E_old(zeta_ij) and (1-E_old(zeta_ij)) should
be switched.
p. 429, long equation: The following term is missing and should be
added to the formula on the right side of the equation:
sum_{j=1}^{17} sum_{i=1}^{30}
S_j (log(lambda) E_old(zeta_ij) + log(1-lambda) (1-E_old(zeta_ij)))
p. 429, long equation, and p. 430, first full paragraph:
"E_old(p(zeta,theta|y))" should be "E_old(log(p(zeta,theta|y)))".
p. 432, item 3: beta distribution parameters should be (h+1, 180-h+1),
not (h, 180-h), because of the uniform prior distribution on lambda.
p. 449, table caption: last word should be `attendance', not `secession'.
p. 449, "Crude estimates": "we ignore the DK responses" should be followed
by "for these two questions".
p. 457, 4th line from bottom: "iid" should be "independent".
p. 468, 5th line from bottom: "lack of discussion" should be followed
by "in this book".
p. 477, density function of Beta-binomial distribution: a and b should be
alpha and beta.
p. 478: 2nd full paragraph: "sum of two normal random variables" should
be "sum of two independent normal random variables" (and similarly for
the convolution properties of independent multivariate normal, gamma,
chi-square, Poisson, and binomial random variables).
p. 479, equation (A.2): "mu_j" should be "theta_j-mu_j".
p. 479, equation (A.2): "(Sigma^-1)_ii" should be "1/(Sigma^-1)_ii".
p. 485: In the two equations (B.1), log(p/f) should be log(f/p).
(That is, we mistakenly switched the sign of the K-L information.)
Then, three lines below (B.1), "maximizer" should be "minimizer";
in pp. 485-487, "maximize" should be "minimize" throughout.
p. 485, last line: "H(theta)-H(theta_0)" should be "H(theta_0)-H(theta)".
p. 487, 15th line from bottom: "second derivative" should be
"negative second derivative".
We thank Patrick Aboyoun, Adriano Azevedo, Victor De Oliveira, David
Draper, Yuri Goegebeur, Chuanpu Hu, Zaiying Huang, Yoon-Sook Jeon, Tom
Little, Xiao-Li Meng, Radford Neal, Phil Price, Thomas Richardson,
Charles Russell, Scott Schmidler, Francis Tuerlinckx, Iven Van
Mechelen, and Mark Vangel for finding some of these.
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