Accession Number : AD0747263

Title :   Estimation of the Upper Limit of Finite Range Distributions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Spradley,L. W. ; Hartley,H. O.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The report is concerned with the problem of estimating the upper limit of a distribution using a random sample drawn from it. Specifically, the theory may be applied to the estimation of either the upper or lower limit of finite range distribution or to the estimation of either the upper or the lower limit for distributions where one of the limits is infinite. The literature on this particular estimation problem is limited and confined to special cases of parametric distributions such as the gamma distribution with unknown origin and the uniform distribution. The most general situation discussed in the literature arises in the Pearsonian system of frequency curves with the lower end or upper limit finite. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, OPTIMIZATION), SAMPLING, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), MOMENTS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE