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Table 1 Comparison between the number of transitions expected for each diagonal (95% CI) from the randomised sequences when all call transitions were randomised (null model) and the observed sequences

From: Call order within vocal sequences of meerkats contains temporary contextual and individual information

Diagonal 95%CI no. transitions (null) Observed no. transitions Interpretation
−6 (6 levels up) 129–160.5 75 Under
−5 (5 levels up) 233–280.1 128 Under
−4 (4 levels up) 487.4–542 441 Under
−3 (3 levels up) 482.5–540 386 Under
−2 (2 levels up) 895.9–995.7 789 Under
−1 (1 level up) 5120.9–5296.2 4849 Under
0 (repetition) 11,873.5–12,103 13,049 Over
1 (1 level down) 5105.9–5296.7 4834 Under
2 (2 levels down) 905–992.7 739 Under
3 (3 levels down) 493.4–550.6 403 Under
4 (4 levels down) 486.5–540.1 446 Under
5 (5 levels down) 239.5–281.6 156 Under
6 (6 levels down) 130–159 81 Under