Accession Number : AD0761762

Title :   The Pyke Estimator and the Exponential Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kelley,Hugh Allan

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : It is common to estimate a distribution by means of a step function. Such estimates can be made continuous by connecting the left points of the steps with straight line segments. In the paper, the best estimator of this class is found for data which is exponentially distributed using minimum risk. The risk is then compared with those of the sample distribution function and the Pyke estimator. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SAMPLING, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS), RANDOM VARIABLES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), TABLES(DATA), THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE