Accession Number : AD0669792

Title :   ESTIMATING THE PARAMETERS OF A CONVOLUTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Sclove,Stanley L. ; Van Ryzin,John

Report Date : 10 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The report treats some parametric estimation problems in which one observes a random variable which is the sum of two independent nonidentically distributed random variables. Some basic identifiability theorems are given which suggest the method of moments as a general method for attacking such problems, particularly when one of the summand variables is discrete. Moment estimators and their asymptotic distributions are examined for various specific examples. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, SAMPLING, MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS), MEASURE THEORY, SET THEORY, RANDOM VARIABLES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE