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**estimation**— estimate ► NOUN 1) an approximate calculation. 2) a written statement indicating the likely price that will be charged for specified work. 3) a judgement or appraisal. ► VERB ▪ form an estimate of. DERIVATIVES estimation noun estimator … English terms dictionary**Estimation of covariance matrices**— In statistics, sometimes the covariance matrix of a multivariate random variable is not known but has to be estimated. Estimation of covariance matrices then deals with the question of how to approximate the actual covariance matrix on the basis… … Wikipedia**Maximum spacing estimation**— The maximum spacing method tries to find a distribution function such that the spacings, D(i), are all approximately of the same length. This is done by maximizing their geometric mean. In statistics, maximum spacing estimation (MSE or MSP), or… … Wikipedia**Location estimation in sensor networks**— Location estimation in wireless sensor networks is the problem of estimating the location of an object from a set of noisy measurements, when the measurements are acquired in a distributedmanner by a set of sensors.MotivationIn many civilian and… … Wikipedia**Kernel density estimation**— of 100 normally distributed random numbers using different smoothing bandwidths. In statistics, kernel density estimation is a non parametric way of estimating the probability density function of a random variable. Kernel density estimation is a… … Wikipedia**Maximum a posteriori estimation**— In Bayesian statistics, a maximum a posteriori probability (MAP) estimate is a mode of the posterior distribution. The MAP can be used to obtain a point estimate of an unobserved quantity on the basis of empirical data. It is closely related to… … Wikipedia**Multivariate kernel density estimation**— Kernel density estimation is a nonparametric technique for density estimation i.e., estimation of probability density functions, which is one of the fundamental questions in statistics. It can be viewed as a generalisation of histogram density… … Wikipedia**Density estimation**— In probability and statistics, density estimation is the construction of an estimate, based on observed data, of an unobservable underlying probability density function. The unobservable density function is thought of as the density according to… … Wikipedia**Trend estimation**— is a statistical technique to aid interpretation of data. When a series of measurements of a process are treated as a time series, trend estimation can be used to make and justify statements about tendencies in the data. By using trend estimation … Wikipedia**Rasch model estimation**— Various techniques are employed in order to estimate parameters of the Rasch model from matrices of response data. The most common approaches are methods of maximum likelihood estimation, such as joint and conditional maximum likelihood… … Wikipedia