Smoothing a sample-based diameter distribution can provide a potentially better paradigm of a population distribution. Goodness-of-fit comparisons between raw cumulative distribution functions, nonparametric curves and Weibull densities fit to the raw distribution are presented based on two simulated forest stands.
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Research supported by the Department of Forest Resources, College of Natural Resources, University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station through project 42-044, and the University of Minnesota Academic Computing services and system.
- Dbh distribution
- Nonparametric density estimation