Accession Number:

AD0019478

Title:

ESTIMATING THE PARAMETERS OF A TRUNCATED GAMMA DISTRIBUTION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE LAB OF STATISTICAL RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1953-09-02

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE