Accession Number : AD0780591

Title :   Some Computational Problems Related to Multinomial Trials.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Neuts,Marcel F. ; Carson,Charles C.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Efficient numerical algorithms are developed to evaluate several probabilities related to multinomial trials. In the first part of the paper, the probability distribution of the number of trials until the alternatives j, j=1,...,m, have occurred at least (i sub j) times is computed. The multinomial trials involve the m alternatives 1,...,m, with positive probabilities (p sub 1),...,(p sub m), of occurrence. In the second part, several aspects of a multinomial subset selection problem, discussed by S. S. Gupta and K. Nagel, are numerically investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sampling, *Probability density functions, Random variables, Set theory, Selection, Computations

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE