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Partial Independence and Finite Distributions


  • Panaretos, John


Ιt is known that mere knowledge of the conditional distribution of two random variables is not sufficient to specify uniquely the marginal distributions. Some additional information is necessary. This is usually provided in some form of independence between functions of the two random variables involved. PANARETOS (1981) introduced a method of deriving the marginal distributions based on knowledge of the conditional distribution and an assumption of partial independence. An extension of this result is presented referring to truncated distributions. An interesting property of the hypergeometric distribution is revealed based on the unique decomposition of the binomial law

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  • Panaretos, John, 1984. "Partial Independence and Finite Distributions," MPRA Paper 6247, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6247

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    1. Panaretos, John, 1982. "On a Structural Property of Finite Distributions," MPRA Paper 6242, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Panaretos, John, 1981. "On the Joint Distribution of Two Discrete Random Variables," MPRA Paper 6226, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Partial Independence; Truncated Distributions; Hypergeometric Distribution; Binomial Distribution;

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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General


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