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# Topic: Estimator

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 PlanetMath: estimator In addition, sample median, sample mode, sample trimmed mean are all estimators of This is version 3 of estimator, born on 2004-12-09, modified 2005-08-03. Object id is 6549, canonical name is Estimator. planetmath.org /encyclopedia/Estimator.html   (78 words)

 The Minimum Variance Unbiased Estimator The first term on the right-hand side is called the variance of the estimator, and the second term on the right-hand side is the square of the bias of the estimator. Since the bias depends on the value of the unknown parameter, it seems that any estimation criterion that depends on the bias would lead to an unrealizable estimator, as the previous example suggests (although in certain cases realizable minimum MSE estimators can be found). Since the dependence of an estimator on the unknown parameter appears to come from the bias term, we hope that constraining the bias to be zero will lead to a useful design criterion. cnx.org /content/m11426/latest   (1298 words)

 Roof Estimator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05) Roof estimator provides a complete material orders list form (you print and use for ordering materials), a labor form, contract/proposal form (send to clients with your company's logo and letter head) gutters/dry rot form, metals form, tear-off form, roof certifications form, roof inspections form, invoice form, estimate / take-off sheets and letters. Roof estimator is so simple to use: remodelers, construction contractors, property owners, Investors any one who needs to figure costs and materials for a roof, can use roof estimator. We at roof estimator have over 25 years in the roofing industry and have personally given thousands of roof estimates, we have carefully used all this experience and knowledge to make roof estimator the most detailed, 100 % complete, easiest and fastest roof estimating software available. roofestimator.net   (356 words)

 The Corrected Estimator Graphs of the corrected estimator for m=3 and N=3000, generated by using coefficients found by solving the full systems in Equation (4), can be compared in Figures 9-12. Also, the graphs cause one to doubt that the variance is under control since the estimators in Figures 9 and 12 exhibit very different behavior near the right-hand endpoint than those in 10 and 11. But, even though the bias of the estimator is small everywhere, the variance on subintervals near the boundaries is large. www.caam.rice.edu /~mmerritt/thesis/node7.html   (605 words)

 Visual Steel 2000 - Estimate it the way you build it ESTIMATOR is a power tool that leaves little to chance. Accurate estimates of shop man-hours are the norm because sophisticated simulation techniques incorporate user-defined shop capacities, rates, and processing algorithms. The Estimator module can be used with other system modules to monitor your projects all the way from the bid to the invoice, giving you complete control over every aspect of production. www.steelsolutions.com /estimate.htm   (500 words)

 Cost estimators Construction cost estimators also may be employed by the project’s architect or owner to estimate costs or to track actual costs relative to bid specifications as the project develops. When estimating the cost of developing a new product, for example, the estimator works with engineers, first reviewing blueprints or conceptual drawings to determine the machining operations, tools, gauges, and materials that would be required for the job. Although estimators spend most of their time in an office, construction estimators must make visits to project worksites that can be dusty, dirty, and occasionally hazardous. www.bls.gov /oco/ocos006.htm   (2297 words)

 Payment Estimator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05) Estimated Traditional Finance annual percentage rates are rates that you input and may not be available from BMW Financial Services. Estimated BMW Select and OwnersChoice annual percentage rates are based on an average credit rating assessment. Estimated monthly payments exclude, personal property, title and licensing fees, and will vary depending upon the final price and terms agreed upon between you and your BMW Center. estimator.bmwusa.com /estimator.aspx?FranchiseTypeCode=1&...   (594 words)

 Payment Estimator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05) Estimated Traditional Finance annual percentage rates are rates that you input and may not be available from MINI Financial Services. Estimated MINI Select and OwnersChoice annual percentage rates are based on an average credit rating assessment. Estimated monthly payments exclude, personal property, title and licensing fees, and will vary depending upon the final price and terms agreed upon between you and your MINI Dealer. estimator.miniusa.com /estimator.asp?ModelYear=2003&DealerNo=16483   (594 words)

 SSRN-Multicollinearity and Modular Maximum Entropy Leuven Estimator by Sudhanshu Mishra A high degree of multicollinearity often has a detrimental effects on the estimation of a linear econometric (regression) model due to an intricate internecine sharing among the estimated regression coefficients (beta). This new estimator is not fully a la Paris (2001) and hence we name it as the Modular Maximum Entropy Leuven (MMEL) estimator. We observe that overall, the performance of MMEL (in terms of mean estimated coefficients as well as the RMS values) is much superior to that of the MEL estimator. papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=557662   (482 words)

 Estimator There are about as many ways to estimate the cost of a job as there are people who estimate. With several estimates for a larger contract, you may prepare estimates for several areas, then combine the results in one estimate for the entire facility. The estimate is readily usable for bid purposes, with an estimate of inventory hours and costs associated with the installation. www.hrssystems.com /estimato.htm   (1392 words)

 Estimator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with estimation theory. In statistics, an estimator is a function of the observable sample data that is used to estimate an unknown population parameter; an estimate is the result from the actual application of the function to a particular set of data. There are two types of estimators: point estimators and interval estimators. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Estimator   (460 words)

 R-MWC - Financial Aid Early Estimator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05) Our Student Aid Estimator enables you to find out how much and what kinds of financial aid you will be eligible to receive. If you give us the correct information, we'll be able to give you a good estimate of what to expect. Please note that we are not able to process Student Aid Estimator forms for international students or for high school students who won't be entering college by fall 2007. www.rmwc.edu /financialaid/aid_estimator.asp   (169 words)

 FAQ: Advantages of the robust variance estimator The robust variance estimator is robust to the assumptions (1) and (2). The robust variance estimator estimates V(b) such that nominal (1 − alpha) confidence intervals constructed from it have B in the interval about (1 − alpha) of the time if one was to repeatedly resample from this population. The robust variance estimator produces correct variance estimates V(b*) for b* in the same sense discussed above: nominal (1 − alpha) confidence intervals constructed from it have B* in the interval about (1 − alpha) of the time if one were to repeatedly resample from this population. www.stata.com /support/faqs/stat/robust_var.html   (1229 words)

 Estimator 2.0 - Quantity, Cost Estimation & Project Management Software Estimator™2.0 is a Cost Estimation and Project Management Software for Architects, Builders, Contractors, Engineers, etc. With Estimator™2.0 you can prepare various estimates and rate analysis of residential and commercial buildings. Abstract Estimate, Detailed Estimate, Rate Analysis, Works with standard specifications, Schedule of Quantities, Schedule of Bars, Bill of Quantities, Summary Estimates, Material Estimates..... Estimator is also available as an ESD(Electronic Software Distribution). estimator.in   (420 words)

 Visual Estimator As a contractor, builder, estimator, real estate broker or real estate finance company you want to know the accurate cost of construction work. Visual Estimator is developed for Windows, the technology of today and tomorrow. Built within Visual Estimator are all the functions that you need in creating accurate and detailed cost estimates. www.cprsoft.com /visest.htm   (517 words)

 QPS - CD Estimator Heavy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05) CD Estimator Heavy has a complete 780-page heavy construction cost estimating volume for each of the 50 states. Includes thousands of cost estimates you won’t find anywhere else, and in-depth coverage of demolition, hazardous materials remediation, tunneling, site utilities, precast concrete, structural framing, heavy timber construction, membrane waterproofing, industrial windows and doors, specialty finishes, built-in commercial and industrial equipment, and HVAC and electrical systems for commercial and industrial buildings. CD Estimator Heavy includes thousands of manhour, labor and material cost estimates you won’t find in any other published estimating reference, including in-depth coverage of demolition, site utilities, precast concrete, heavy timber construction, built-in equipment, HVAC, and electrical systems for commercial and industrial buildings. www.qualityplans.com /cdestimatorheavy.htm   (371 words)

 Appia Estimator: Construction Project Estimation Software - Info Tech, Inc. Developed for transportation agencies and their design consultants, Estimator is a power-packed tool that streamlines the project estimation process, making it quick, simple and accurate. Estimator derives it's unit prices from four price derivation methods: cost-based, bid-based, reference-based and ad hoc estimation. Estimator can be run as a standalone application or run on a network for multiple user access. www.infotechfl.com /software_solutions/estimator.php   (106 words)

 New Mexico Department of Transportation - Estimator Estimator can transfer data to the Trns•port CES module for further refinement of estimates and for integration of project estimates into program estimates. Estimator is well-suited for distributing the estimation function throughout district offices and for exchanging data with design consulting firms. Estimator is integrated with the other Trns•port modules, and supports additional file formats, such as XML and HTML. www.nmshtd.state.nm.us /main.asp?secid=15184   (259 words)

 Estimator The estimator's job is to calculate the approximate total cost of the building work from the contract drawings and the bill of quantities. Most estimators work for a contractor or specialist sub-contractor, and alongside colleagues including construction managers, planners, buyers and quantity surveyors. Estimators need good communication skills, as they regularly need to talk to the client's representatives, including architects and engineers. www.citb-constructionskills.co.uk /curriculumcareers/workinginconstruction/jobprofiles/technicalsupport/estimator.asp   (335 words)

 Minimum-variance unbiased estimator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In statistics, and more specifically in estimation theory, a minimum-variance unbiased estimator (MVUE or MVU estimator) is an unbiased estimator of parameters, whose variance is minimized for all values of the parameters. In many cases, a biased estimator can have a uniformly smaller mean squared error than does any unbiased estimator of the same parameter. Constructing such an estimator is often done by relying on the Rao-Blackwell theorem. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minimum_variance_unbiased_estimator   (197 words)

 Estimator - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05) Many different estimators are possible for any given parameter. Concerning such "best unbiased estimators", see also Cramér-Rao inequality, Gauss-Markov theorem, Lehmann-Scheffé theorem, Rao-Blackwell theorem. Often, estimator are due to restrictions (restricted estimators). en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/Estimator   (469 words)

 Estimator 2.0 - Quantity, Cost Estimation & Project Management Software Comparing to all other software’s in this industry this is very user friendly and accurate which helps to get the confidence of engineers in construction field. This software reduces the estimating and project management in to more than 90% and gives more compact and actual costs which helps the builders to manage each project with a perfect financial control. Softlogic Innovations is a private limited company incorporated under the Companies Act of 1956.SLI is a fast growing professionally managed company with more than three years of experience in software development and web-based applications. www.estimator.in   (420 words)

 Medicare.gov - Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Cost Estimator The cost estimator assumes that you have no current drug coverage or receive any type of discounts, such as from a drug discount card, on your prescription drug cost. If you know what you spend monthly on prescription drugs you can use the cost estimator to see what your potential savings will be by joining a Medicare prescription drug plan. The cost estimator is a quick tool to give you a sense of the savings you can anticipate with Medicare Prescription Drug coverage. www.medicare.gov /medicarereform/MPDP_Cost_Estimator.asp   (305 words)

 Quick Estimator Construction Estimating Software Quick Estimator™ 2005 is an easy to use yet powerful estimating, job tracking and project management program for small to medium sized contractors in any trade. These are like pre-made estimates without any quantities for tasks you carry out a lot. Any customizing you do will be saved with the estimate so if you need to print it again it will have the same layout. www.quickestimator.com   (876 words)