Statistical Analysis of Serial Numbers

José Galvão LEITE[1]

Eliane Maria BrandemarteMOREIRA1

Luis AparecidoMILAN1

§       abstract: Consider a random sample of random size of a sequence of items numbered from 1 to N. We propose conditionally UMVUE estimators for N, the variance of the estimator of N and a confidence interval for N.

§       keywords: Serial numbers; conditionally UMVUE estimator; conditional confidence intervals.

[1] Departamento de Estatística, Universidade Federal de São Carlos - UFSCar, CEP 13565-905, São Carlos, SP, Brasil. E-mail: