SIMTBED: A Graphical Test Bed for Analyzing and Reporting the Results of a Statistical Simulation Experiment.
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A graphical test bed in which the results of a simulation experiment can be reported and analyzed is described. The test bed is based on the regression adjusted graphics and estimation methodology developed by Heidelberger and Lewis for regenerative simulation. From the graphics and associated numerics, the experimenter can summarize and see simultaneously relative properties, such as bias, normality and standard deviation, of several estimators of a characteristic of a population for up to 8 sample sizes. The evolution of these properties with sample size is also displayed. The graphics is supported on a line printer to make it and the program portable. The technique is illustrated by examples concerning the effects of changes in data distribution on the behavior of the lag one serial correlation coefficient, the estimation of the shape parameter of Gamma random variables and a comparison of different methods jackknife, bootstrap for estimating the standard error of an estimator. Author
- Statistics and Probability
- Computer Programming and Software