About the Authors

Radu Herbei

herbei@stat.osu.edu

Affiliation The Ohio State University, Department of Statistics, Columbus, OH, United States of America

Rajib Paul

Affiliation Western Michigan University, Department of Statistics, Kalamazoo, MI, United States of America

L. Mark Berliner

Affiliation The Ohio State University, Department of Statistics, Columbus, OH, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: RH RP LMB. Data curation: RH. Formal analysis: RH RP LMB. Investigation: RH RP LMB. Methodology: RH RP LMB. Project administration: RH RP LMB. Software: RH. Supervision: RH RP LMB. Validation: RH RP LMB. Visualization: RH. Writing – original draft: RH RP LMB. Writing – review & editing: RH RP LMB.