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October 2013 Correction: Successive normalization of rectangular arrays
Richard A. Olshen, Bala Brajaratnam
Ann. Statist. 41(5): 2700-2702 (October 2013). DOI: 10.1214/13-AOS1177


We report an error in Theorem 4.1 of the paper identified in the title. That theorem is not true in general. However, the main mathematical message in the paper as well as all subsidiary mathematical remarks and all simulations and numerical results are correct. As the title suggests, the paper concerns successive normalization of rectangular arrays. We learned the algorithm from Bradley Efron. Here we sketch the algorithm, state the mistake in our paper, sketch our approach to proving its main theorem, and give reference to a paper by the authors where many more details can be found.


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Richard A. Olshen. Bala Brajaratnam. "Correction: Successive normalization of rectangular arrays." Ann. Statist. 41 (5) 2700 - 2702, October 2013.


Published: October 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 9 December 2013

zbMATH: 1283.62136
MathSciNet: MR3161444
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/13-AOS1177

Primary: 60F15 , 60G46 , 62H05

Keywords: normalization , standardization

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.41 • No. 5 • October 2013
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