Quarterly figures may be required when only a sequence of annual totals is available. This article presents two reasonable methods for "interpolating" quarterly figures by means of appropriate minimizing procedures. The first method relates to minimizing the sum of squared second differences of the quarterly figures, the other one is a linear programming procedure which refers to the absolute second differences. Both methods are illustrated by a numerical example, the first one giving somewhat better results.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1968|