The Resource Comparison of methods to select a probability model, by Howard Lyndal Colburn

Comparison of methods to select a probability model, by Howard Lyndal Colburn

Label
Comparison of methods to select a probability model
Title
Comparison of methods to select a probability model
Statement of responsibility
by Howard Lyndal Colburn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A comparison is made between the estimates of the parameters in a gamma distribution obtained by the method of moments with those obtained by a numerical approximation to the maximum likelihood estimates. The estimates obtained by the numerical approximation had a smaller mean squared error from the true value than the estimates obtained by the method of moments. Modifications to tests of fit are made in order to develop methods to select a distribution from a set of possible distributions for a population with an unknown distribution. These selection methods are compared in their ability to make correct selections. Although the likelihood ratio method was not shown to be significantly better than the other methods, it is recommended for use in selecting a distribution from a set"--Abstract, leaf ii
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Cataloging source
UMR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colburn, Howard Lyndal
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
1965.
Granting institution
University of Missouri at Rolla
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Probabilities
  • Moments method (Statistics)
  • Numerical analysis
Label
Comparison of methods to select a probability model, by Howard Lyndal Colburn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 19)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5968871
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iv, 23 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)5968871
Label
Comparison of methods to select a probability model, by Howard Lyndal Colburn
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 19)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5968871
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
iv, 23 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)5968871

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