Parameter errors in LAOCOON 3 calculations

  title={Parameter errors in LAOCOON 3 calculations},
  author={David F. Ewing},
Some model calculations with LAOCOON 3 have been used to show that the mean error in the calculated coupling constants is linearly related to the root mean square error in the transition frequencies. On the basis of this linearity it is shown that the ‘probable’ error parameter of LAOCOON 3 should be increased by a factor of 2·5 to give more realistic errors.