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The sampling distribution of theW statistic of disjunction for the arbitrary division of a random rectangular distribution

  • P. H. A. Sneath
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Abstract

The sampling distribution of the Wstatistic of disjunction has been estimated by Monte Carlo simulation for the case where the underlying distribution is a random rectangular (Poisson) variable that is divided into two groups at an arbitrary position. A transformation to sinh −1 log e Wgave a variable that was acceptably normal, and from this a simple approximation for the distribution is given, together with a diagram of confidence limits of Wfor this case.

Key words

cluster analysis significance tests overlap measures 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. H. A. Sneath
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyLeicester UniversityLeicesterEngland

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