Accession Number : AD0730462

Title :   Weak Convergence of Empirical Distribution Functions of Random Variables Subject to Perturbations and Scale Factors.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Sethuraman,J. ; Rao,J. S.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The weak convergence of empirical distribution functions of independent identically distributed random variables is well-known and has been studied by several authors notably Doob (1949) and Donsker (1951. In an earlier paper, Sethuraman and Rao (1970), while studying the asympototic efficiencies of tests based on spacings the authors found a need to study the weak convergence of empirical distribution functions of random variables subject to random perturbations and scale factors. The authors study this problem in this paper. The material of this paper is divided into two sections. Section 2 treats the aforementioned problem and is independent of Sethuraman and Rao (1970). Section 3 shows how one can use the weak convergence results of Section 1 in problems connected with spacings thus relating the present work to Sethuraman and Rao (1970). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, CONVERGENCE), (*STATISTICAL TESTS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS), STATISTICAL PROCESSES, RANDOM VARIABLES, MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS), TOPOLOGY, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE