Accession Number:

ADA025696

Title:

Pearson Curves Revisited.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report discusses the use of Pearson curves to give approximate percentage points to intractable distributions, when the first four moments or three moments and one end-point are available. It is shown how to fit the curves, and their effectiveness is illustrated with a wide range of examples they are in general shown to give excellent approximations in the long tails of a distribution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE