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January 1996 The Berry-Esseen bound for student's statistic
V. Bentkus, F. Götze
Ann. Probab. 24(1): 491-503 (January 1996). DOI: 10.1214/aop/1042644728


We prove the Berry-Esseen bound for the Student t-statistic. Under the assumption of a third moment this bound coincides (up to an absolute constant) with the classical Berry-Esseen bound for the mean. In general the distribution of the Student statistic converges to the standard normal distribution function at least as fast as the distribution of the mean, and sometimes faster. For example, rates of convergence can be proved if the underlying distribution is in the domain of attraction of the normal law.


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V. Bentkus. F. Götze. "The Berry-Esseen bound for student's statistic." Ann. Probab. 24 (1) 491 - 503, January 1996.


Published: January 1996
First available in Project Euclid: 15 January 2003

zbMATH: 0855.62009
MathSciNet: MR1387647
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aop/1042644728

Rights: Copyright © 1996 Institute of Mathematical Statistics


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