[R] Overlapping distributions (populations) - assigning an individual to a population?

From: Phil Rhoades <phil_at_pricom.com.au>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 08:30:29 +1000


People,

Say a particular measure of an attribute for individuals in different populations gives a set of overlapping normal distributions (one distribution per population). If I then measure this attribute in a new individual - how do I assess the likelihood of this new individual belonging to each of the different populations?

Thanks,

Phil.

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