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Frequency Curves of Genera and Species

Nature volume 114, page 10 (05 July 1924) | Download Citation

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THE simple graph published in NATURE of June 7, p. 822, by Mr. Tate Regan demonstrates the result of log plotting xy = n, but is otherwise irrelevant. For if the matter were so simple as that, then an infinity of species per genus would be as probable as an infinite number of monotype genera, and there would be no room on the earth for us. The introductory chapter of Mr. Udny Yule's remarkable paper in the Philosophical Transactions is carefully written for the non-mathematical biologist, and should be read by all such.

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