Stability of weighted darma filters We study the stability of linear filters associated with certain types of linear difference equations with variable coefficients. We show that stability is determined by the locations of the poles of a rational transfer function relative to the spectrum of an associated weighted shift operator. The known theory for filters associated with constant-coefficient difference equations is a special case. Keywords:Difference equations, adaptive $\DARMA$ filters, weighted shifts,, stability and boundedness, automatic continuityCategories:47A62, 47B37, 93D25, 42A85, 47N70