Accession Number : ADA137960

Title :   Some Considerations in Estimating Data Transformations.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Box,G E P ; Fung,C A

PDF Url : ADA137960

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In a recent paper Bickel and Doksum claimed that procedures proposed by Box and Cox for estimating a transformation can be costly and unstable. This document considers how the supposed cost and instability arise and illustrate the authors' points by further analysis of textile data from the original paper. The analysis is used to make the further point that the cost of not making a transformation, when such is appropriate, can be extremely high. Some common sense advice on transformation analysis is given. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical models, *Transformations(Mathematics), *Estimates, Data processing, Statistical analysis, Efficiency, Stability, Textiles, Parametric analysis

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE