**Consistent estimator** — {T1, T2, T3, …} is a sequence of estimators for parameter θ0, the true value of which is 4. This sequence is consistent: the estimators are getting more and more concentrated near the true value θ0; at the same time, these estimators are biased.… … Wikipedia

**Self-consistent mean field (biology)** — The self consistent mean field (SCMF) method is an adaptation of mean field theory used in protein structure prediction to determine the optimal amino acid side chain packing given a fixed protein backboneref|Koehl. It is faster but less accurate … Wikipedia

**Errors-in-variables models** — In statistics and econometrics, errors in variables models or measurement errors models are regression models that account for measurement errors in the independent variables. In contrast, standard regression models assume that those regressors… … Wikipedia

**Importance sampling** — In statistics, importance sampling is a general technique for estimating the properties of a particular distribution, while only having samples generated from a different distribution rather than the distribution of interest. Depending on the… … Wikipedia

**Kaplan-Meier survival curve** — a consistent estimate of the survival curve that can be computed from randomly censored data. At each patient death (or other endpoint) the conditional probability of survival during the interval since the last death is calculated as the number… … Medical dictionary

**cosmos** — /koz meuhs, mohs/, n., pl. cosmos, cosmoses for 2, 4. 1. the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system. 2. a complete, orderly, harmonious system. 3. order; harmony. 4. any composite plant of the genus Cosmos, of tropical… … Universalium

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**ECONOMIC AFFAIRS** — THE PRE MANDATE (LATE OTTOMAN) PERIOD Geography and Borders In September 1923 a new political entity was formally recognized by the international community. Palestine, or Ereẓ Israel as Jews have continued to refer to it for 2,000 years,… … Encyclopedia of Judaism

**Maximum likelihood** — In statistics, maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) is a method of estimating the parameters of a statistical model. When applied to a data set and given a statistical model, maximum likelihood estimation provides estimates for the model s… … Wikipedia

**Estimator** — In statistics, an estimator is a function of the observable sample data that is used to estimate an unknown population parameter (which is called the estimand ); an estimate is the result from the actual application of the function to a… … Wikipedia