Predicting lynx trappings

Our second data set, known as the lynx data set, is a very famous data set and is provided with the core distribution of R. This was first presented in a 1942 paper by C. Elton and M. Nicholson, titled The ten year cycle in numbers of Canadian lynx, which appears in the Journal of Animal Ecology. The data consist of the number of Canadian lynx trapped in the MacKenzie river over the period 1821-1934. We can load the data as follows:

> data(lynx)

The following diagram shows a plot of the lynx data:

Predicting lynx trappings

We will repeat the exact same series of analysis steps as we did with the earthquake data. First, we will create a grid of parameter ...

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