
Re: Simulation for the standard deviation
Posted:
Feb 22, 2013 12:15 AM


On Feb 20, 3:54 am, Cristiano <cristi...@NSgmail.com> wrote:
> Short question: does anybody know how to calculate the confidence > interval of the standard deviation for the uniform distribution?
For n iid samples from a continuous uniform distribution, Pr(r/R <= x) = F(x) = n*x^(n1)  (n1)*x^n, where r is the sample range, R is the true range, and 0 <= x <= 1. A 100p% confidence interval for R is R >= r/x, where F(x) = p. Divide that by sqrt(12) to get a lower bound for the SD.

