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# Commentary on Basu (1956)

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## Abstract

For statistical estimation problems, it is typical and even desirable that more than one reasonable estimator can arise for consideration. One natural and time-honored approach for choosing an estimator is simply to compare the sample sizes at which the competing estimators meet a given standard of performance. This depends upon the chosen measure of performance and upon the particular population distribution *F*.

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### Acknowledgments

Very helpful suggestions of Anirban DasGupta are greatly appreciated and have been used to improve the manuscript. Also, support by NSF Grant DMS-0805786 and NSA Grant H98230-08-1-0106 is gratefully acknowledged.

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