Bartlett S Function; Estimating Likelihood Ratios Needed for an Experiment

  • Byron P. Roe
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (UTCP)


We examine in this chapter some miscellaneous tools. If our distribution function is very far from a normal distribution, estimates can be biased, and also it is sometimes hard to interpret the non-gaussian errors that result. The use of the Bartlett S function is a technique to introduce new variables to make the distribution function closer to normal.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron P. Roe
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Randall LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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