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Estimating gravity model parameters: A simplified approach based on the odds ratio


  • Gray, Robert H.
  • Sen, Ashish K.


Two computationally simple methods for calibrating the gravity model are presented in this paper. The use of each is demonstrated on several origin-destination trip tables, and the results compared with those obtained from the UTP system gravity model calibration procedure. Our methods, based on the odds ratio, perform at least as well as that of UTP system by several standard criteria.

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  • Gray, Robert H. & Sen, Ashish K., 1983. "Estimating gravity model parameters: A simplified approach based on the odds ratio," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 17(2), pages 117-131, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transb:v:17:y:1983:i:2:p:117-131

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