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Title: A dissimilarity based on relevant population features
Author: Cubedo Culleré, Marta
Miñarro Alonso, Antonio
Oller i Sala, Josep Maria
Keywords: Anàlisi espacial (Estadística)
Variables aleatòries
Spatial analysis (Statistics)
Random variables
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Abstract: In this paper a dissimilarity index between statistical populations is pro-posed without the hypothesis of a specific statistical model. We assume that the studied populations differ on some relevant features which are measured trough convenient parameters of interest. We assume also that we dispose of adequate estimators for these parameters. To measure the differences be-tween populations with respect the parameters of interest, we construct an index inspired on some properties of the information metric which are also presented. Additionally, we consider several examples and compare the ob-tained dissimilarity index with some other distances, like Mahalanobis or Siegel distances.
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It is part of: Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 2013, vol. 143, num. 2, p. 346-355
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ISSN: 0378-3758
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Genètica, Microbiologia i Estadística)

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