Statistical Methods & Applications

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 631–639 | Cite as

Discussion of “The power of monitoring: how to make the most of a contaminated multivariate sample” by Andrea Cerioli, Marco Riani, Anthony C. Atkinson and Aldo Corbellini

  • Valentin TodorovEmail author
Original Paper


The paper of Andrea Cerioli, Marco Riani, Anthony Atkinson and Aldo Corbellini is a fine review of the practical value of the forward search and the other related robust estimation methods based around monitoring of quantities of interest over a range of consecutive values of the tuning parameters. From a practical standpoint in data analysis the availability of such tools is essential, and the research reported in this paper has brought them to an wide audience. As a potential user of such tools I am particulary interested in their software implementation on one hand and their applicability to an wide range of data analysis problems. More precisely, I would like to address the following two points: (1) the software availability and computational issues related to monitoring and (2) monitoring in one special case, the case of compositional data.


Robust Monitoring Compositional data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)ViennaAustria

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