Accession Number : AD0019478


Title :   ESTIMATING THE PARAMETERS OF A TRUNCATED GAMMA DISTRIBUTION


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE LAB OF STATISTICAL RESEARCH


Personal Author(s) : Chapman, Douglas G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/019478.pdf


Report Date : 02 Sep 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : A table is given to simplify the estimation of the parameters of an incomplete Gamma or type-III distribution. A new procedure is suggested for estimating the parameters of a truncated gamma distribution. The method is considered applicable for doubly truncated gamma distributions, singly or doubly truncated normal distributions, and a beta distribution with known range, either truncated or not. The technique is also considered useful in estimating the parameters of the normal curve for the case of systematic gaps in the observations. The method does not appear to be satisfactory for distributions with finite but unknown ranges.


Descriptors :   *PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS , DISTRIBUTION , GRAPHS , STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS , TRUNCATION , NORMAL DISTRIBUTION


Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE