Discussion of “human life is unlimited-but short” by H Rootzén and D Zholud
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

The statistical paper human life is short-but unlimited is briefly discussed. The possibilities and limitations of statistical inference concerning very long human life spans are considered. The restricted models of tail distributions that arise from assumption of renormalized convergence of max- or conditional peaks over thresholds-distributions are questioned in the application context of the reviewed paper. The restrictions of natural systems designs on possibilities of extreme life spans, and the potential to adopt modified extreme value models, allowing seasonal variation of death rates, are also pointed out.

Long human life lengths

Limit of human life spans

Supercentenarians

Författare

Olle Nerman

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, Tillämpad matematik och statistik

Extremes

1386-1999 (ISSN)

Vol. 21 3 411-413

Ämneskategorier

Språkteknologi (språkvetenskaplig databehandling)

Systemvetenskap

Sannolikhetsteori och statistik

DOI

10.1007/s10687-018-0331-y

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2018-10-18