nonparametric

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Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ parametric

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nonparametric

  1. (mathematics) Having a flexible number or nature of parameters which are not fixed in advance.
  2. (statistics) Free of assumptions about the frequency distributions of the variables being assessed.

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  • Simulation Modeling and Analysis, Law and Kelton, 2000
  • (def. #2) First used in a paper by Jacob Wolfowitz(1942): "Additive Partition Functions and a Class of Statistical Hypotheses," Annals of Statistics, 13, 247-279