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Distributions and models

by EvLer
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EvLer
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Jan29-07, 07:08 PM
P: 460
I am not sure which distribution this is:
there are N animals in a forest, we don't know N but would like to estimate it... so, I need to select a model (distribution)

ps: i am trying to avoid Normal distribution....
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Jan30-07, 12:51 AM
P: 239
Are you permitted to capture and mark animals? If yes, using hypergeometric distbn. we can estimate N.
EvLer
#3
Jan30-07, 02:21 PM
P: 460
doesn't say anything about marking, i think they just count it in an area over time, that's my assumption, but the problem does not say. So, perhaps Poisson?


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