A RESULT ABOUT THE MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATE OF A POPULATION SIZE

Helder Paulo ZACHARIAS1

José Galvão LEITE1

Carlos Alberto Ribeiro DINIZ [1] 

 

§    ABSTRACT: In some cases it is possible that the maximum likelihood estimate of a population size be infinite. In this article a result showing such situation is presented.

§    KEYWORDS: Estimation of population size; maximum likelihood estimate.

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1 Departamento de Estatística da Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Caixa Postal 676, CEP: 13565-905, São Carlos, SP, E-mail: dcad@power.ufscar.br