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Stein's Method: Expository Lectures and Applications

@inproceedings{Diaconis2004SteinsME,
  title={Stein's Method: Expository Lectures and Applications},
  author={Persi Diaconis and Susan P. Holmes},
  year={2004}
}
This article presents a review of Stein’s method applied to the case of discrete random variables. [] Key Method Then the case where one of the distributions has an unknown characterizing operator is tackled. This is done for the hypergeometric which is then compared to a binomial. Finally the general case of the comparison of two probability distributions that can be seen as the stationary distributions of two birth and death chains is treated and conditions of the validity of the method are conjectured.

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