# preprint

## Finite mixture models are typically inconsistent for the number of components

Scientists and engineers are often interested in learning the number of subpopulations (or components) present in a data set. Practitioners commonly use a Dirichlet process mixture model (DPMM) for this purpose; in particular, they count the number …

## An iterative step-function estimator for graphons

arXiv e-print 1412.2129