testing of hypotheses

Number of components in a mixture

August 5, 2011 | xi'an

I got a paper (unavailable online) to referee about testing for the order (i.e. the number of components) of a normal mixture. Although this is an easily spelled problem, namely estimate k in I came to the conclusion that it is a kind of ill-posed problem. Without a clear ... [Read more...]

Cuckoo eggs

May 6, 2011 | xi'an

In Tangente n⁰42, there was a [Latter, 1902] dataset about the size of cuckoo eggs against the species (goldcrest and warbler) which built the nest. (The whole dataset from Latter is analysed in Maindonald and Braun’s Data Analysis and Graphics Using R, with a degree of caution about how trustworthy ... [Read more...]

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