Accession Number : AD0758670

Title :   EDF (Empirical Distribution Function) Statistics for Goodness-of-Fit. Part 2. Power Studies. Part 3. Miscellaneous Complements.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Stephens,M. A.

Report Date : 29 DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The paper deals with EDF statistics, a class of goodness-of-fit statistics. They are based on a comparison of F(x) with the empirical distribution function (F sub n)(x). Recent work has now made it possible to use these statistics very easily when F(x) is continuous and completely specified and also for two very important practical situations - when the distribution tested is normal, or exponential, with parameters to be estimated. Power studies suggest they should be brought into wider use. In the report, the author discusses power comparisons and related topics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL TESTS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS), EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, SAMPLING, MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS), TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE