Accession Number : AD0742902

Title :   On Some Properties of Hammersley's Estimator of an Integer Mean.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Khan,Rasul A.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Hammersley (J.R.S.S., 1950) proposed d = n.i. (X bar sub n) (nearest integer to the sample mean) as an estimator of a normal integer mean. It is proved that d is minimax and admissible relative to 0-1 loss. However, relative to squared error loss, the estimator is neither admissible nor minimax. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), MINIMAX TECHNIQUE, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, SAMPLING

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE