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Estimating the Value of e by Simulation
K. G. Russell
The American Statistician
Vol. 45, No. 1 (Feb., 1991), pp. 66-68
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2685243
Page Count: 3
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An unbiased estimator of e is used to motivate a simple simulation exercise that requires only observations from the distribution uniform on (0, 1). Antithetic variables are introduced and applied to the simulation problem to give a second unbiased estimator of e with reduced variance.
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