Accession Number : AD0482000

Title :   TRANSFORMATION OF LIFE-TEST DATA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Draper, Norman R. ; Guttman, Irwin

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In a recent paper, the problem of transforming dependent variables in regression and analysis of variance problems was considered, in order to achieve the usual assumptions of normality, constant variance, and additivity of effects. The same approach is adopted to investigate transformations of data which allow the transformed observations to follow a Gamma distribution. A special case of this is the exponential distribution, valuable in life-testing, for which examples are given.

Descriptors :   *TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS)), (*ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, (*QUALITY CONTROL, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL DATA, SAMPLING, FAILURE(MECHANICS), REAL VARIABLES, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE