(Received October 7, 1991; revised September 14, 1992)
Abstract. For a Pólya urn model with a continuum of colors introduced by Blackwell and MacQueen ((1973), Ann. Statist., 2, 1152-1174), we show the joint distribution of colors after n draws from which several properties of the urn model are derived. The similar results hold for the case where the initial distribution of colors is invariant under a finite group of transformations.
Key words and phrases: Dirichlet process, Dirichlet invariant process, Stirling numbers of the first kind.
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