In this section we introduce another workable choice of the first-order distance, and then discuss the feasibilities of other candidates such as the least

absolute deviation and least square method.

Weng, "An improved dynamic programming algorithm for the single-machine mean

absolute deviation problem with a restrictive common due date," Operations Research Letters, vol.

First, the two specifications that use a matched comparison group have much lower estimator bias: the mean

absolute deviation values are .

2] (CV), mean

absolute deviation, and relative error values calculated for 83 polymers are tabulated in Table 2.

2 Mean

Absolute Deviation Index (MADI) The Mean

Absolute Deviation Index ( ) has been used in this study for the comparison between the probability distribution for fitting the data.

2011) in the Chinese and Indian stock markets by employing the Cross Sectional

Absolute Deviation (CSAD) approach proposed by Tan, Chiang, Mason and Nelling (2008) to measure herding behaviour.

To test formally for adequacy of trends we use a nonparametric Mean

Absolute Deviation (MAD) test (Hussain M A and Ansari M.

a) the absolute total price deviation (ATPD), which is the sum, over all transactions in a period i, of the

absolute deviations of prices ([P.

The mean

absolute deviation describes the variability of a particular indicator such as a cultural dimension within the particular group such as the regions of a country.

Senouci and Adeli (2001) recommended a neural dynamics model that is based on the minimization of the

absolute deviation between daily resource usage.

Average

absolute deviation percentage in the average contaminant concentration of the previous cases because of the change of the spill location is 5% with maximum deviation percentage of 1%.

Inventory Deviation (DINV), the other dependent variable, is the mean

absolute deviation for a state to the inventory mean of all states during a particular year.

The recovery of soil OC within the fractions was calculated as a percentage (Eqn 14) and an

absolute deviation (Eqn 15), where POC, HOC, ROC, and OC are all expressed in units of g C/kg soil:

The Egyptian top diplomat strongly criticized the EU's failure to condemn such acts "which amount to an

absolute deviation from peacefulness.

He strongly criticized the international community for remaining silent rather than denouncing such criminal acts, which amount to an

absolute deviation from peacefulness.