Accession Number:

AD0266015

Title:

TRANSFORMATION OF THE INDEPENDENT VARIABLES

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WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON

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Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Experimental work is concerned with the study of a response function N Ey fx,o where x are the levels of k variables and o is a set of p parameters. The objective is usually to check the adequacy of the assumed functional form, to estimate the values of the parameters o and hence the response Ey at any chosen x, and to obtain easures of precision for the estimates. In the present investigation, the errors in the ys are at least approximately normally and independently distributed with constant variance, and concentration is on finding transformations in the xs to reduce the function in these transformed variables to as simple a form as possible. Although not limited to this application, the method is perhaps of most general use when the true form fx, o of the response function is unknown. This is represented by a graduating function. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE