Distributions and models

  1. 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....
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Are you permitted to capture and mark animals? If yes, using hypergeometric distbn. we can estimate N.
     
  4. 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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