Accession Number : ADA136403

Title :   Simplified Confidence Intervals for an Awkward Nonlinear Model.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Goldberg,M L ; Bloomfield,P ; Fels,M F

PDF Url : ADA136403

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A simple method is developed for approximating confidence intervals for a linear change-point model representing residential energy consumption. The method can be applied to any nonlinear model which is conditionally linear in all but one parameter. The approximation is shown to be more accurate than the Gaussian approximation, and easier to compute than confidence intervals defined by likelihood (sum-of-squares) regions. Computations are described in some detail for the motivating model. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Numerical methods and procedures, *Approximation(Mathematics), *Mathematical models, *Energy consumption, Residential section, Computations, Nonlinear systems, Confidence limits, Intervals, Least squares method, Equations

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE