PROGRAMS FOR COMPUTING THE STUDENT DISTRIBUTION AND RELATED BAYESIAN FUNCTIONS
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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This report contains programs used in computing the tables presented in Jerome Bracken and Arthur Schleifer, Jr., Tables for Normal Sampling with Unknown Variance The Student Distribution and Economically Optimal Sampling Plans, Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1964. The tables are essentially of two kinds tables of the ordinary student t density and cumulative functions, and tables to facilitate Bayesian analysis of certain commonly occurring decision problems in which sampling may or may not be involved. The programs given in this report could be used to compute tables for parameter values other than those of the book either by reading in alternative data, or by straightforward modification where the parameters of the book are included in the programs. The programs are written in FORTRAN II, and in computing the tables in the book they were used on the IBM 7090 and IBM 1401. It should be noted that new programs have been written to perform some of the computations faster, more accurately, or more efficiently.
- Statistics and Probability