Derivation of Estimating Relationships

An Illustrative Example

by Gene Fisher

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Illustrative examples of how statistical regression analysis may be used to derive estimating relationships from historical data. The specific illustration used refers to an estimating relationship for the airframe initial (nonrecurring) tooling costs for manned aircraft to show how these costs may be related to aircraft performance and physical characteristics.

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