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The calibration of trip distribution models


  • G M Hyman


In this paper, model calibration is considered in terms of the evidence supplied by a survey to substantiate the distributional hypothesis implied by the model. By means of Bayes theorem, an evidence test is derived which is applicable to trip-distribution models. The test produces a set of constraint equations to determine optimal values for the model parameters. Section 6 determines the constraint equations necessary to calibrate some commonly used models and indicates how, for comparative purposes, they can be written in a standard format. The final section gives a possible method of computation applicable to the calibration of a variety of models.

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  • G M Hyman, 1969. "The calibration of trip distribution models," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 1(1), pages 105-112, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:1:y:1969:i:1:p:105-112

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