Date of Original Version

6-1982

Type

Article

Rights Management

http://pubs.amstat.org/loi/jasa

Abstract or Description

The robust regression method of Huber (1973) is used to fit a model to the cost of drilling for petroleum. Because the model includes a categorical variable (well type), a linear constraint is imposed on the parameter estimates. Because the model was fit to the logarithm of cost and because it will be used to make repeated predictions of cost, an adjustment that approximately unbiases the predictions is imposed. The numerical values of the estimates are discussed, and a comparison is made with ordinary least squares.

Comments

© Journal of the American Statistical Association June 1982, Volume 77, Number 378

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