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The Mode--A Neglected Statistical Parameter

Tore Dalenius
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (General)
Vol. 128, No. 1 (1965), pp. 110-117
Published by: Wiley for the Royal Statistical Society
DOI: 10.2307/2343439
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2343439
Page Count: 8
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The Mode--A Neglected Statistical Parameter
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Abstract

In the statistical literature, the mode plays a rather minor role. In many applications, however, the mode proves to be a useful parameter. For the estimation of the mode of a probability density f(x), it seems reasonable to try to exploit the fact that a sample of observations may be expected to exhibit some clustering in the vicinity of the mode. Three point estimates based on this fact are presented, and also some results from Monte Carlo experiments.

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