Accession Number : AD0721290

Title :   A Computer Program for Exact Reliability and Confidence Using the Hypergeometric Probability Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Rappaport,Donald C.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The hypergeometric probability distribution can easily be utilized -- even by computers of desktop size -- if the method in this report is used. The first term of the distribution has been simplified and a recursive method is used for the other terms. At Picatinny Arsenal, the potentials of this computer program are the following: Exact reliability and confidence for lots and stockpiles of ammunition; Revision of specification and acceptance test procedures; Changes in sample sizes; A restatement of reliability levels; and, Drawing the exact operating characteristics curves by computer. Off-Arsenal potentials of this computer program include the following: Quality control work; Sampling of the population such as done by the Bureau of the Census or in private opinion polls; and, Obsoleting approximate statistical methods where minimum-capacity computers are available. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, HYPERGEOMETRIC FUNCTIONS), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), QUALITY CONTROL, SAMPLING, RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE