Typos and errors

A lot of thanks to anyone who found the errors below (their names appear in parentheses). Feel free to contact me if you find others.

Major mistakes

  • 100, Exercise 8.7: the fact that the former estimator dominates the latter (in terms of asymptotic variance) is equivalent to the stated equality provided Q(phi)>0 (this condition is omitted in the book). Moreover, when w is an indicator function, one has equality (both estimators have the same variance asymptotically). (Otmane Sakhi)

  • 171, Lemma 1.2: assumption that G_t is upper bounded is not required. (Adrien Corenflos)

  • 182, Lemma 11.10: this lemma is correct only if function varphi takes both positive and negative values. In the following calculations, this lemma is applied to centred functions (varphi minus its expectations). (Adam Johansen)


  • 41, second equation: missing dx_{t-1} in the integral (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 44, first equation: f_t should be f_s (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 63, (5.17), top line: the first probability distribution should be with respect to X_t, not X_{t-1}; i.e. P_t(X_t \in dx_t | Y_{0:t} = y_{0:t}) (Giovanni Diana)

  • 92, equation below (8.5): missing sup with respect to phi (Adrien Corenflos)

  • 92, Theorem 8.5: [w] missing just before big closing parenthesis (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 116, second equation in Lemma 9.2: V_n should be V^n (Adrien Corenflos)

  • 117, equation on last line: n and n - 1 should be superscripts;
    also interval [n-1/N, n/N] should be [(m-1)/N, m/N] (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 118: same issue in first multi-line equation: replace n by m in the interval [n-1/N, n/N], and below the sum (second line). (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 119^4 (display in proof of Prop 9.4): W^n should be W. (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 119_5: estimate(d) -> estimates (Adrien Corenflos)

  • 130, Algorithm 10.1: resampling step should be based on weights W_{t-1}^{1:N}, not W_t^{1:N} (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 139: the following Radon-Nykodym derive (s) exist (Adrien Corenflos)

  • 176: Proposition 11.2 should be Proposition 11.5. (Adam Johansen).

  • 180, snd line of Lemma 11.7: phi should be varphi (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 190: in both lines below the display, h should be k in z_{t-1} (Suzie Brown)

  • 239: in the 9th line of Alg 13.3, H_{t-1}^{1:N} should be H_t^{1:N} (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 264, second displayed equation: last product should be from t=0 to T (not t)

  • 267, (14.9): replace theta by theta_{n-1} in the gradient

  • 282, first line: give(n) proposal (Adrien Corenflos)

  • 285, 4th line before Sec 15.5: full conditional should be q_k(theta(k)|theta(-k)) rather than q(theta(k)|theta(-k)) (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 301^1: (z/c) instead of (Z/c) in the expression of L(theta, z) (Chihiro Kuraya)

  • 337, Algorithm 17.3, second line of the else block: replace Theta_t^n by Theta_t^{A_t^n} (Adrien Corenflos)