Accession Number:

ADA058949

Title:

Comparisons of the Percentage Points of Distributions with the Same First Four Moments, Chosen from Eight Different Systems of Frequency Curves

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTH CAROLINA UNIV AT CHAPEL HILL INST OF STATISTICS

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A study was made of the extent to which the probability integrals of members of different systems of univariate, unimodal frequency curves, y fx, having identical first four central moments, are in agreement. If the variables, x, are standardized so as to have a zero mean and unit standard deviation, it is possible to investigate to what extent the two shape parameters, often described as measuring skewness and kurtosis, can provide estimates for several different systems of distributions, of the probability integrals. This report presents the results of this study.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE