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Sequential search algorithm for estimation of the number of members of a given population

Klass, Michael J. and Nowicki, Krzysztof LU (2017) In Statistics and Probability Letters 121. p.101-108
Abstract

Let N be the number of members in a population. Fix any real number A≥2. We present a sequential search algorithm to estimate the exact value of N, with an error probability of at most exp(−A)+exp(−2A)+exp(−3A), regardless of the value of N.

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Error probability, Estimation of population size, Sequential estimation procedure, Unobserved species
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Statistics and Probability Letters
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121
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8 pages
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Elsevier
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0167-7152
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10.1016/j.spl.2016.09.025
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