A&A 373, 782-785 (2001)
Estimating the power-law of the two-point correlation function
An analytical investigation of several estimation proceduresM. Snethlage
Mathematical Department, Silesian University at Opava, 74601 Opava 1, Czech Republik
(Received 26 January 2001 / Accepted 1 May 2001)
There is empirical evidence that the two-point correlation function of the galaxy point pattern follows for small r reasonably well a power-law expression . This paper analyses the estimation procedure for and suggests an estimator for which is well suited for the estimation of .
Key words: large-scale structure of Universe -- cosmology: theory
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