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Manuscript Title: Counting a small number of radioactive atoms, second program.
Authors: A.M. Aurela
Program title: COUNTING FEW RADIOACTIVE ATOMS/2
Catalogue identifier: AAUS_v2_0
Distribution format: gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 17(1979)301
Programming language: Fortran.
Computer: UNIVAC 1108.
Operating system: EXEC-8.
RAM: 25K words
Word size: 36
Keywords: Nuclear physics, General experiment, Radioactive decay, Radioactive atoms, Small samples, Decays, Statistical analysis, Bayesian analysis.
Classification: 17.4.

Nature of problem:
Determination of the posterior probability P(n) that a small sample of a radioactive isotope contained n atoms at the end of production, when the counts in the subsequent counting periods are known.

Solution method:
The modified method explained in C.P.C. 13(1977)281.

Restrictions:
n<=129.

Unusual features:
Bayesian methods utilizing prior information, as explained in C.P.C. 13 (1977)281.

Running time:
108 s (95 s CPU) on UNIVAC 1108.