Accession Number : ADA136812

Title :   SIMTBED: A Graphical Test Bed for Analyzing and Reporting the Results of a Statistical Simulation Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Drueg,H W

PDF Url : ADA136812

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : A graphical test bed in which the results of a simulation experiment can be reported and analyzed is described. The test bed is based on the regression adjusted graphics and estimation methodology developed by Heidelberger and Lewis for regenerative simulation. From the graphics and associated numerics, the experimenter can summarize and see simultaneously relative properties, such as bias, normality and standard deviation, of several estimators of a characteristic of a population for up to 8 sample sizes. The evolution of these properties with sample size is also displayed. The graphics is supported on a line printer to make it and the program portable. The technique is illustrated by examples concerning the effects of changes in data distribution on the behavior of the lag one serial correlation coefficient, the estimation of the shape parameter of Gamma random variables and a comparison of different methods (jackknife, bootstrap) for estimating the standard error of an estimator. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Computer graphics, *Test beds, *Computerized simulation, *Statistical analysis, Regression analysis, Estimates, Methodology, Random variables, Bias, Standard deviation, Correlation, Coefficients, Shape, Parameters, Distribution functions, Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE