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# Accession Number:

## ADA106132

# Title:

## Quantile Estimation in Dependent Sequences.

# Descriptive Note:

## Technical rept.,

# Corporate Author:

## NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

# Report Date:

## 1981-09-01

# Pagination or Media Count:

##
57.0

# Abstract:

## Standard nonparametric estimators of quantiles based on order statistics can be used not only when the data are i.i.d., but also when the data are from a stationary, phi-mixing process of continuous random variables. However, when the random variables are highly positively correlated, sample sizes needed for acceptable precision in estimates of extreme quantiles are computationally unmanageable. A practical scheme is given, based on a maximum transformation in a two-way layout of the data, which reduces the sample size sufficiently to allow an experimenter to obtain a point estimate of an extreme quantile. Three schemes are then given which lead to confidence interval estimates for the quantile. One uses a spectral analysis of the reduced sample. The other two, averaged group quantiles and nested group quantiles, are extensions of the method of batched means to quantile estimation. None of the schemes requires that the process being simulated is regenerative. Author

# Distribution Statement:

## APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE

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