Accession Number : ADA119378

Title :   A Robust Alternative to the Normal Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : McLeish,D L

PDF Url : ADA119378

Report Date : 07 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A wider tailed family of distributions is suggested as an alternative to the normal distribution having many of the desirable properties of the normal family. One advantage of this alternative is the greater robustness of maximum likelihood estimates. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Normal distribution, *Probability, Finite element analysis, Variables, Identification, Mathematical models, Approximation(Mathematics), Estimates, Random number generators

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE