Accession Number : AD0263877

Title :   A SCALE ESTIMATOR WITH SPECIAL APPLICATION TO THE WEIBULL DISTRIBUTION

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s) : KAO,JOHN H.K.

Report Date : SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An asymptotic estimator is proposed for a scale parameter, in closed form, of a general class of continuous distribution functions. The estimator is continued by introducing a multiplier for application to make truncated life-testing data and to distinguish cases for which the location parameter is known from those for which it is not. Examples are given for each case. A special application is made to the estimation of either the scale or shape parameter of the Weibull distribution using truncated or not truncated life-testing data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS, QUALITY CONTROL, RELIABILITY, SCALE, SEMICONDUCTORS, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, STATISTICAL TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE