Accession Number:

ADA031399

Title:

Least Absolute Value Estimators for One-Way and Two-Way Tables.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

This paper concerns itself with the problem of estimating the parameters in a one-way and two-way classification model by minimizing the sum of the absolute deviations of the regression function from the observed points. The one-way model reduces to obtaining a set of medians from which optimal parameters can be obtained by simple arithmetic manipulations. The two-way model is transformed into a specially structured linear programming problem and two algorithms are presented to solve this problem. The occurrence of alternative optimal solutions in both models is discussed, and numerical examples are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE