The author thanks Yang Feng and Hui Wan for their helpful comments obtained from testing use of the FORTRAN codes and Yang Feng for creating the equivalent R codes for implementing these algorithms. Hui Wan is also acknowledged for her help in preparing the example data series and some metadata information. Xuebin Zhang, Yang Feng, and Hui Wan are also acknowledged for their helpful internal review comments on an earlier version of this manuscript. The author also thanks two anonymous reviewers and the editor/author DeGaetano for their helpful review comments.
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