Accession Number : AD0255989

Title :   SOME APPLICATIONS OF THE METHOD OF LEAST SQUARES TO ESTIMATING THE PROBABILITY OF A FUTURE EVENT

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : LUND,IVER A.

Report Date : JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Three variations of the method of least squares were applied to the problem of estimating the probability of each of four categories of sixhour temperature changes at Bedford, Massachusetts. Results indicate that reliable probability estimates can be obtained objectively by least squares techniques applied to predictors which are defined either in discrete, mutually exclusive categories, or as continuous variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LEAST SQUARES METHOD, *MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, *PROBABILITY, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE