Estimating the width of a uniform distribution under symmetric measurement errors

  • S. Hamedović
  • M. Benšić
  • K. SaboEmail author
Research Article


In this paper we consider the problem of estimating the support of a uniform distribution under symmetric additive errors. The maximum likelihood (ML) estimator is of our primary interest, but we also analyze the method of moments (MM) estimator, when it exists. Under some regularity conditions, the ML estimator is consistent and asymptotically efficient. Errors with Student’s t-distribution are shown to be a good choice for robustness issues.


Uniform distribution Additive error Maximum likelihood estimator Robustness 



This work was supported by the Croatian Science Foundation through research grants IP-2016-06-6545.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Metallurgy and TechnologyUniversity of ZenicaZenicaBosnia and Herzegovina
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of OsijekOsijekCroatia

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