Accession Number:

ADA142768

Title:

Bayesian Models for Response Surfaces. II. Estimating the Response Surface.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

We analyze a Bayesian model for response surfaces. This model augments a simple graduating function with a bias term that represents the difference between the true, but unknown, response function and the graduating function. The model is a straightforward extension of Blight and Otts 1975 Bayesian model for polynomial regression. The bias term is defined in terms of prior distributions and we show how estimates of the response surface and measures of precision depend on the form of the prior distribution. Estimates and measures of precision are given for strictly proper prior distributions and also when improper priors are assigned to the coefficients of the graduating function, in which case the model leads to generalized spline estimates. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE