Accession Number : AD0763919

Title :   Computers and Unconventional Test-Statistics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Birnbaum,Z. W.

Report Date : 05 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Empirical data are often incomplete in various ways, e.g. due to censoring, truncation or other kinds of selection. A number of statistical techniques, together with appropriate numerical tables, are at present available for dealing with such data for special families of distributions, for example the exponential or the Weibull distributions. The paper proposes a computer-implemented test which can be used in situations where the nature of the data makes it necessary to use unconventional statistics, for which no tables are available and, in some cases, may be prohibitive and not worthwhile to compute. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL TESTS, THEOREMS), COMPUTERS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, SAMPLING, ACCURACY, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE