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Using Mathematica to Find Minimal Length Confidence Intervals

R. Moné
M. Ratliff
Journal / Anthology

The Pentagon
Year: 1994
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
Page range: 25-41

Early in the summer of 1992, my advisor proposed the following problem to me: Can you find a "simple" function which, when given a, the confidence coefficient, and n, the number of sample points, will give the smallest possible confidence interval for the population variance of the chi-squared distribution? With his help, the following report was made possible.

*Mathematics > Probability and Statistics