Stein's method for compound geometric approximation

FA Daly

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We apply Stein's method for probabilistic approximation by a compound geometric distribution, with applications to Markov chain hitting times and sequence patterns. Bounds on our Stein operator are found using a complex analytical approach based on generating functions and Cauchy's formula.
Translated title of the contributionStein's method for compound geometric approximation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146 - 156
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Volume47, issue 1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


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