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Fitting the Student-t Distribution to Grouped Data, with Application to a Particle Scattering Experiment

Richard J. Beckman and Mark E. Johnson
Technometrics
Vol. 29, No. 1 (Feb., 1987), pp. 17-22
DOI: 10.2307/1269879
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1269879
Page Count: 6
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Fitting the Student-t Distribution to Grouped Data, with Application to a Particle Scattering Experiment
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Abstract

Experimental data are presented for which the Student-t distribution provides a plausible model. A grouped maximum likelihood estimation approach is developed. A data set is presented that is accurately modeled by a distribution with tails heavier than a Cauchy distribution.

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