German Tank Problem

How to estimate # of products from observed serial numbers. Let k be the number of samples and m be the maximum serial number. Then, \hat{N} = m + m/k - 1. Because m underestimates N, we compensate it by adding the number of missing samples between adjacent observed samples. Also, -1 because we don’t count sample itself when considering missing samples.

Given that, here’s a story on estimating the # of XBox: Xbox Serial Number Statistics

Similar Posts:

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared.