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Adaptive R charts with variable parameters


  • Lee, Pei-Hsi


The Shewhart R control chart (R chart) has been widely used to monitor process variance. However, the main disadvantage of an R chart is its slowness to signal small increases on the variability. In this paper, ideas of adaptive control charts are extended to the Shewhart R chart for improving efficiency in signaling increases on the variance. A Markov chain model is applied to evaluate its performance. The statistical performance shows that the R chart with variable parameters (VP) is more sensitive to variance increases.

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  • Lee, Pei-Hsi, 2011. "Adaptive R charts with variable parameters," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 55(5), pages 2003-2010, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:55:y:2011:i:5:p:2003-2010

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    1. Hedegaard, Esben & Hodrick, Robert J., 2016. "Estimating the risk-return trade-off with overlapping data inference," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 67(C), pages 135-145.
    2. Lee, Pei-Hsi, 2013. "Joint statistical design of X¯ and s charts with combined double sampling and variable sampling interval," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 225(2), pages 285-297.


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