By Barry C. Arnold

The idea that of conditional specification of distributions isn't new yet, other than in common households, it has now not been good built within the literature. Computational problems absolutely hindered or discouraged advancements during this course. notwithstanding, such roadblocks are of dimished significance this day. Questions of compatibility of conditional and marginal requisites of distributions are of primary value in modeling situations. types with conditionals in exponential households are rather tractable and supply necessary versions in a large number of settings.

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However, from it we can determine that the minimum value of ǫ is ǫ = 0 and the corresponding unique solution is P = 1/8 1/4 3/8 1/4 . Method 3. 105) 46 2. 105). 15 (An incompatible example). 106) 3/4 1/2 B= 1/6 5/6 3/5 2/5 . 107) Consider Option 2. 108) . We briefly describe the above three methods. Method 1. 108) is compatible for ǫ ≥ 9/214. Thus, matrices A and B are incompatible but (9/214)-compatible. Method 2. 8 ǫ-Compatibility 47 where λ = ( λ1 λ2 λ3 λ4 ⎛ 12 6 41 35 41 22 41 19 41 9 82 42 107 65 107 46 107 61 107 9 214 λ5 λ6 λ7 λ8 λ9 λ10 λ11 λ12 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 5 2 5 1 5 2 5 3 5 3 10 1 6 5 6 5 12 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 3 4 1 0 9 14 5 14 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 10 3 5 1 2 3 10 15 28 2 5 T λ13 ) .

24) may be found in Castillo et al. (1998). 2 (Existence of a nonnegative solution in a linear system). 24)). ✷ Thus, analyzing the compatibility of the system of equations Cx = a reduces to finding the polar cone Ω(π(C)) and checking whether or not V T a = 0 and W T a ≤ 0. We will illustrate the use of this theorem for Method III above. In that situation, the role of x is played by τ , a = (0, . . 23). Due to the simple structure of a in our application, we need only check the last component of the dual cone generators, that is, vin = 0, ∀i and wjn ≤ 0, ∀j.

08489 ⎠ . 7) is assured. 1 to hold. However, some restrictions on the common incidence set of A and B are necessary. 2 (Counterexample). ⎛ 1/2 A=⎝ 0 1/2 and ⎛ 1/3 B=⎝ 0 1/3 Consider ⎞ 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 ⎠ 0 1/2 ⎞ 2/3 0 1/3 2/3 ⎠ . 10) 24 2. Exact and Near Compatibility It may be verified that A and B have equal cross-product ratios (there are no positive 2 × 2 submatrices) but they do not have identical uniform marginal representations, thus A and B are not compatible. ✷ It is evident that the array of cross-product ratios of a positive I × J matrix contains a considerable amount of redundant information.