Proceedings of Rand's Demand Prediction Conference

January 25-26, 1962

by Max Astrachan, A. S. Cahn

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A report that includes all the papers presented at the Demand Prediction Conference held at Stanford University, 25-26 January 1962, together with a general discussion and comments. The main topics covered by the papers are demand patterns, prediction techniques, measures of prediction accuracy, data availability, effect of different lengths of time for experience period and/or prediction period, and system-wide versus base-level demand prediction.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

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