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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] RE: interpreting clines (long)
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 11:52:04 -0600
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Doug, There is no reference that I know of since I have invented these
procedures myself for my own work (I am sure they overlap with methods
others have developed and use). I am a mathematical physicist, not a
biologist or statistician, so I think about these things from a different
angle. If Jim will give me some slack on length of posting to the list,
I'll lay out everything in a future posting. It ranges from the very formal
(Shannon information content) to the every day working methods with a
database. I will be writing up the former for the academic journals who
like that sort of stuff, but I think the practical techniques are of more
general interest.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug McDonald" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] RE: interpreting clines (long)

> Ken Nordtvedt wrote:
> >
> > Incidently; there is a test of a population which distinquishes between
> > mutational diversity and therefore age, versus diversity due to
> > contributions from more than one population variety.
> Could you explain this or give a really good reference? I visited
> our Univrsity statistical consulting office last Thursday
> and this was a question I asked ... they seemed clueless.
> Doug McDonald
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