[OPE-L:4085] distribution of organic composition

From: Allin Cottrell (cottrell@wfu.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 21:10:28 EDT

I don't think we can jump to conclusions about this, based only
on a priori statistical principles.

Organic composition is the ratio of two random variables, c and
v, but since they are surely not independently distributed that
doesn't get us very far.

I'd say that empirical distributions of organic comp look
"gamma-ish" (skewed bell curve), except that there's a little
outlying bulge of industries with very high o.c., that shouldn't
be there according to the gamma law.

Allin Cottrell.

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