By G. P. Patil (auth.), G. P. Patil, S. Kotz, J. K. Ord (eds.)

These 3 volumes represent the edited complaints of the NATO complicated examine Institute on Statistical Distributions in clinical paintings held on the collage of Calgary from July 29 to August 10, 1974. the overall identify of the volumes is "Statistical Distributions in clinical Work". the person volumes are: quantity 1 - types and constructions; quantity 2 - version development and version choice; and quantity three - Characterizations and functions. those correspond to the 3 complex seminars of the Institute dedicated to the respective topic parts. The deliberate actions of the Institute consisted of major lectures and expositions, seminar lectures and learn staff dis cussions, tutorials and person research. The actions integrated conferences of editorial committees to debate editorial issues for those lawsuits which include contributions that experience undergone the standard refereeing procedure. a distinct consultation was once equipped to think about the potential for introducing a path on statistical distributions in clinical modeling within the curriculum of information and quantitative reviews. This consultation is said in quantity 2. the general standpoint for the Institute is supplied by means of the Institute Director, Professor G. P. Pati1, in his inaugural tackle which seems in quantity 1. The Linnik Memorial Inaugural Lecture given through Professor C. R. Rao for the Characterizations Seminar is incorporated in quantity 3.

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K, G Iy (s) = L P·qk+·S~/L Piqk+i' x -x i ~ ~ i 36 ADRIENNE W. KEMP AND C. D. KEMP where X - Y = k; we note that conditional distributions for Y given Y-X ~o not need se~arate consideration since Gy1y_x(s) L p. s /L p. kqi i ~- i ~ ~- = s G Iy (s). x -x When X and Y have binomial distributions with parameters (n,p) and (m,p) respectively, then the conditional distribution for X given X + Y is of course hyper geometric (Type IA). And when X and Yare both negative-binomial with parameters (u,q) and (v,q) the conditional distribution for X given X + Y is negative hypergeometric (Type II/IlIA).

From the results of Joshi (1972), extended by Charalambides (1973b), ea is estimable for any integer a > 0, and we have the following [cf. 5)]. 3. On the basis of k independent random samples Xl.. •. , i=l, •.. ,k where X .. 1) with N l. J = 00, there exists a unique mvue of e a which is a function of (X,Y). , - " " Proof. 9). m < (v,y) < x. 11) 26 T. -I "- S (x,y) a II S(x-j,y). 13) This points out a difference between the mvue Sa. of Sa. 13), a. ) = [S~(x'r)] a. The mvue of ea. when the truncation vector p is assumed known is easily found to be [cf.

S are 2Fl[1,1-n; l-n; s]/2Fl[1,1-n; l-n; 1] = 2Fl[1,1-n; 2; l-s] and 1 1 1 1 1 2 Fl[-n, 2; -n+z; s]/2 Fl I-n,z; -n+z; 1] = 2FlI-n,Z; 1; l-s] respectively, where n is a positive integer (as throughout the paper). 2Fl[m-n+l,l; m+n; 1], m + 1 > n > 1. 3. URN MODELS AND CONTAGION MODELS. For integer values of the parameters Types IA and IIA are particular Polya distributions (Type IA is hypergeometric and Type IIA negative hypergeometric) , whilst Types IlIA and IV are instances of the inverse Polya distribution (Type IIA is inverse hypergeometric and Type IV inverse hypergeometric with additional replacements).