### Abstract

A kind of sample entropy is used as a measure of segregation between two groups of animals. This index is used to perform a test of segregation under the supposition of samples coming from multinomial independent distributions. For a large sample test the asymptotic distribution is found. This test is asymptotically equivalent to the classical χ2 for contingency tables. The exact test is developed in a less general situation.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 155-163 |

Journal | Biometrical Journal |

Volume | 40 |

Issue number | 2 |

Publication status | Published - 1 Dec 1998 |

### Keywords

- Delta method
- Entropy
- Measures of segregation
- Measures of uniformity

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## Cite this

Puig, P. (1998). A note on testing segregation between two groups of animals using entropy.

*Biometrical Journal*,*40*(2), 155-163.