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An EPPF from independent sequences of geometric random variables

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  • Mena, Ramsés H.
  • Walker, Stephen G.

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This paper considers generating exchangeable partition probability functions from an independent and identically distributed sample from a geometric distribution. We show that the model is rich and while different from exchangeable random variables based on nonparametric models, such as the Dirichlet process, both are driven by a single parameter, and hence to some extent comparable.

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  • Mena, Ramsés H. & Walker, Stephen G., 2012. "An EPPF from independent sequences of geometric random variables," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(6), pages 1059-1066.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:82:y:2012:i:6:p:1059-1066
    DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.03.005
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    1. Antonio Lijoi & Ramsés H. Mena & Igor Prünster, 2007. "Bayesian Nonparametric Estimation of the Probability of Discovering New Species," Biometrika, Biometrika Trust, vol. 94(4), pages 769-786.
    2. Antonio Lijoi & Igor Pruenster & Stephen G. Walker, 2008. "Bayesian nonparametric estimators derived from conditional Gibbs structures," ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series 06-2008, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
    3. Teh, Yee Whye & Jordan, Michael I. & Beal, Matthew J. & Blei, David M., 2006. "Hierarchical Dirichlet Processes," Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 101, pages 1566-1581, December.
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