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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a119378.pdf


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