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Determinacy in the linear model: Gauss to Bose and Koopmans

Aldrich, J. (1999) Determinacy in the linear model: Gauss to Bose and Koopmans International Statistical Review, 67, (2), pp. 211-219. (doi:10.2307/1403399).

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Gauss showed that least squares fails to produce a unique solution only when the problem is indeterminate. This note considers his argument and the notion of indeterminacy underlying it. It also relates the argument to twentieth-century discussions of estimability and identifiability.

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: Gauss, least squares, collinearity, rank, estimability, identifiability, fidelity


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ISSN: 0306-7734
PURE UUID: 3b539078-c587-4720-aa7e-b17f4b23725e

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Date deposited: 10 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:54

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Author: J. Aldrich

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