Accession Number:

AD0726899

Title:

A Comparison of Classification and Hypothesis Testing Procedures for Choosing between Competing Families of Distributions, Including a Survey of the Goodness of Fit Tests.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

ABERDEEN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Procedures for determining from which of two parametric families a random sample has been drawn are considered. Primary attention is focused on families which are location andor scale invariant. The procedures are compared using Monte Carlo sampling techniques for six pairs of distributions. Certain procedures based on sample spacing are shown to compare quite favorably with the best invariant and likelihood ratio procedures. Procedures are considered in both the classification and hypothesis testing frameworks. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE