rank estimator

rank estimator

[′raŋk ‚es·tə‚mād·ər]
(naval architecture)
A parameter that is designed to estimate a vessel's seakeeping performance, and is calculated from the ship's dimensions and its waterplane and prismatic coefficients.
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A second alternative to ML/REML for dealing with outliers in the context of multilevel models is based on a joint rank estimator (JR), and was described in detail by Kloke, McKean, and Rashid (2009).
25, bias for the rank estimators was lower than for the heavy tailed methods at the two largest [C.