Reliability and Survival Methods > Repairable Systems Simulation > Options for Block Items > Specify a Nonparametric or Estimated Distribution
Publication date: 08/13/2020

Specify a Nonparametric or Estimated Distribution

The Nonparametric and Estimated options under Distribution enable you to approximate an arbitrary distribution. You can enter data manually or import a file that contains data. These data are used to approximate the distribution.

After selecting Nonparametric or Estimated, click the icon next to Data. The Provide Data window appears, which enables you to either enter data or import a data file. After you have imported or entered your data, the data are used to calculate a distribution for the component.

Figure 12.8 Provide Data Window 

To import data from a file, do the following:

1. Before clicking the icon, open the JMP data table that contains the data to import.

2. Click the icon next to Data.

3. In the Provide Data window, click Import.

The Select Data Table window appears.

4. From the Data Table list, select a data table.

5. Click OK.

6. In the panel beneath the data grid, specify the columns that represent Time to Event data.

7. Specify Censor and Freq columns, if appropriate.

8. In the Provide Data window, click OK.

To enter data manually, do the following:

1. Create columns for Time to Event data.

2. Create columns for Censor and Freq data, if appropriate.

3. Enter the data in the columns.

4. In the panel beneath the data grid, specify which columns represent Time to Event data, as well as Censor and Freq data if appropriate. See step 5 and step 6 above.

5. In the Provide Data window, click OK.

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