Accession Number:

ADA263873

Title:

Polynomial Families of Distributions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

It is often necessary to estimates the population distribution of a random variate from a sample of observed values. Standard parametric families may not provide satisfactory fit to the data. A polynomial family is constructed by assuming that the distribution function G is a constrained polynomial of the cumulative distribution F of a convenient parametric family. Polynomial families offer great flexibility in data fitting, while retaining the important feature of parametric families that information in the data is condensed into a moderate number of values.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE