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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
DOI: 10.2307/2685243
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2685243
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Estimating the Value of e by Simulation
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Abstract

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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