Accession Number:

AD0263877

Title:

A SCALE ESTIMATOR WITH SPECIAL APPLICATION TO THE WEIBULL DISTRIBUTION

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Corporate Author:

CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An asymptotic estimator is proposed for a scale parameter, in closed form, of a general class of continuous distribution functions. The estimator is continued by introducing a multiplier for application to make truncated life-testing data and to distinguish cases for which the location parameter is known from those for which it is not. Examples are given for each case. A special application is made to the estimation of either the scale or shape parameter of the Weibull distribution using truncated or not truncated life-testing data. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE