Accession Number : AD0263243

Title :   MOMENT ESTIMATORS FOR MIXTURES OF BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTIONS

Corporate Author : NEW YORK STATE COLL OF AGRICULTURE ITHACA

Personal Author(s) : BLISCHKE,WALLACE R.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Two aspects to the problem of estimation in dealing with mixtures of distributions are considered. The first is the question of identifiability. A distribution function F which is a probability mixture of distribution functions belonging to some family D is identifiable if F can be written in only one way as a probability mixture of elements of D. The second aspect of the estimation problem is concerned with the construction for identifiable mixtures of estimators of the parameters of the component distributions and of the mixing measure. These problems are considered for mixtures of a known finite number. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BINOMIALS, *DISTRIBUTION THEORY, *FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), *GENETICS, *SERIES(MATHEMATICS), *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS, FISHES, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), MIXTURES, POLYNOMIALS, TABLES(DATA)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE