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Convergence of a Robbins-Monro Algorithm for Recursive Parameter Estimation with Non-Monotone Weights and Multiple Zeroes

David F. Findley



Convergence properties are established for the output of a deterministic Robbins-Monro recursion for functions that can have singularities and multiple zeros. Our analysis is built largely on adaptations of lemmas of Fradkov published in Russian. We present versions of these lemmas in English for the first time. A gap in Fradkov's proof of the final lemma is fixed but only for the scalar case.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistical Research Division

Originally presented: July 9,2001

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