Algorithms for LAD

  • Peter Bloomfield
  • William L. Steiger
Part of the Progress in Probability and Statistics book series (PRPR, volume 6)


This chapter deals with algorithmic considerations in performing LAD fits. From a historical standpoint very little attention seems to have been directed towards LAD fitting until the 1950s. Following Edgeworth’s work in the 1880’s there was relative silence for many years, probably because of computational difficulties.


Simplex Method Descent Direction Weighted Median Startup Phase Basic Feasible Solution 
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© Birkhäuser Boston, Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Bloomfield
    • 1
  • William L. Steiger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsNorth Carolina State UnversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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