School Seminars and Colloquia


Applied Statistics/Probability Seminar

by Tony Pakes

Institution: Western Australia
Date: Thu 8th December 2005
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Theatre 2, Old Geology Building, University of Melbourne

Abstract: There is loads of work on distributions and asymptotics of order statistics and records. This talk surveys results about a slowly growing sub area which looks at the number of observations within a fixed distance of an (upper) order statistic, or the number of observations near the nth record, and occurring between the nth and (n+1)st record times. The Poisson approximation to the binomial gives easy access to the asymptotics.

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