Pólya-like urns and the Ewens' sampling formula
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A Markov process of partitions of the natural numbers is constructed by defining a Pólya-like urn model. The marginal distributions of this process are the Ewens' sampling distributions of population genetics.
Key wordsEwens' sampling formula Random partitions population genetics Pólya urn
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