John Michael Mulvey, Micheal P. Beck

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This paper presents a technique for constructing a sample database to represent a testable population with known characteristics. An optimization model is proposed for solving this problem. The resulting model is amenable to solution by a heuristic-subgradient algorithm. Computational results are discussed along with descriptions of two practical applications of the methdology: (1) reducing the statistics of the income taxpaper file for the U. S. Treasury Department, and (2) forming an index fund of common stocks. The latter example illustrates a dynamic environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherPrinceton Univ
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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