Statisticians are familiar with bandit problems, operations researchers with scheduling programs, and economists with problems of resource allocation. For most of these problems, accurate solutions cannot be obtained unless the problem is small-scale. However, Gittins and Jones showed in 1974 that there is a large class of allocation problems for which the optimal solution is expressible in terms of a priority index that can be calculated. This book is the first definitive account of the theory and applications of this index, which has become known as the Gittens index. Includes 22 previously unpublished tables of index values.
|Series:||Wiley Interscience Series in Systems and Optimization Series , #1|
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Table of Contents
General Properties of the Indices.
Jobs with Continuously-Varying Effort Allocations.
Multi-Population Random Sampling (Theory).
Multi-Population Random Sampling (Calculations).