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Introduction

Chapter
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Statistics book series (BRIEFSSTATIST)

Abstract

Partitions appear in various statistical problems. Moreover, stochastic modeling of partitions naturally assumes the exchangeability. This chapter introduces this monograph by providing minimum definitions and terminologies related to partitions and exchangeability. To illustrate the content of this monograph, we present two simple statistical problems involving partitions.

Keywords

A-hypergeometric distribution Algebraic statistics Bayesian nonparametrics Dirichlet process Exchangeability Partition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Institute of Statistical MathematicsTachikawaJapan

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