Canadian Forest Service Publications
A continuous-time Markov chain for early selections. 1993. Magnussen, S. Forest Science 39(4): 845-850.
Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 4410
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A discrete stepwise Markov chain for predicting relative performance of early selections at time of harvest is transformed into a continuous-time Markov chain by a simple transformation to a canonical form. Asymptotic predictions for t ® ¥ are made possible. Prediction errors are derived from an autoregressive scheme and assumptions of multinominal one-step ahead errors.