Errata (excluding minor typos) for the 2nd edition of Bayesian Data Analysis.
If you find any other errors, please e-mail to gelman@stat.columbia.edu or sternh@uci.edu.
p. 88, displayed equation in middle of the page: Inv-Wishart(S) should be Inv-Wishart(S^{-1}).
p. 89, 5 lines from bottom: "inappropriate" should be "appropriate".
p. 128, bottom: should be [-10^{10}, 10^{10}] x [-10^{10}, 10^{10}].
p. 137, equation: proportionality should be equality.
p. 190-192, various: references to Gelman (2002) should actually be to Gelman (2003)
p. 316, last line: should refer to Section 13.3.
p. 346, 6th line from bottom: reference should be to Sections 13.2-13.3.
p. 364, 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. 374, expression for E(y-tilde | y, beta, Sigma_y): the covariance matrix should be
Sigma_{y-tilde,y} to have the correct dimension.
p. 376, 3rd line from bottom: "Q_y^{-1}" should be "Q_y".
p. 378, unnumbered displayed equation: there should also be a factor
of |Sigma_y|^(-1/2) on the right side of the equation.
p. 384, line following last equation: should read "in place of (14.6)".
p. 391, 3rd line of "Intraclass correlation": Gaussian distribution at the end of the
line should have mean "1 alpha" where 1 is nx1 vector of ones.
p. 404, 3rd line from bottom: "z_{zt}" should be "z_{st}".
p. 408, equation (15.8): all instances of C^{(m)} should be transposed so that matrix
is J_m x J_m and conformable with beta^{(m)}
p. 423, last two equations: numerators on the right hand side of both equations
should read e^{eta_i}.
p. 425, inline equation on line 6: should be -L''.
p. 425, last line of Section 16.4: normal approximation is conditional on "phi".
p. 443, 2nd line from bottom: should refer to Figure 5.6.
p. 445, next-to-last line of Section 17.1: should refer to Figure 5.5.
p. 448, 2nd-3rd line from bottom: importance weighting reference should be to
Section 13.3.
p. 456, unnumbered equation in middle: r.h.s. of equation for (sigma-hat^{new})^2
should use beta-hat^{new} rather than beta-tilde.
p. 577, density function of Beta-binomial distribution: a and b should be
alpha and beta.
p. 579, equations (A.1): two instances of "cov(V,U)" should in fact be "cov(U,V)"; one
instance of "cov(U,V)" should be "cov(V,U)".
p. 612: Barnard, McCulloch, Meng reference should be (2000)
We thank Jarrett Barber, David Hamill, Chuanpu Hu, Kaisey Stephen Mandel, Baback Moghaddam, and
Sandip Sinharay for finding some of these.
This list was last changed on 18 April 2008.