Accession Number : AD0712799

Title :   A PROBLEM IN ESTIMATING A DISTRIBUTION BY MINIMUM RISK.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Ozer,Mete

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : It is common to estimate a distribution by means of a step function. Such estimates can be made continuous by connecting the points of the steps with straight line segments. In this paper the best estimator of this class is found for data which is uniformly distributed using minimum risk, then this risk is compared with those of the sample distribution function and the Pyke estimator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, DECISION THEORY), DISTRIBUTION THEORY, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, SAMPLING, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE