An approximation to the expected cumulative rate reward can also be obtained similarly to the method used to calculate the point probabilities (See [#!technicalreportespa!#] for more details.)

- Expected Cumulative Reward Approximation - Direct Method.
The interface to compute the expected cumulative reward approximation,
using a direct method is shown in Figure .
The input parameters are the same as for the Point Probability Approximation Method. However, when a Measure of Interest is chosen, the Expected Cumulative Reward Approximation method does not allow the Expected Value option .

- Expected Cumulative Reward Approximation - Iterative Method.
The interface to compute the expected cumulative reward approximation, using an
iterative method, is shown in Figure .
The input parameters are the same as for the Point Probability Approximation Method. However, when a Measure of Interest is chosen, the Expected Cumulative Reward Approximation method does not allow the Expected Value option .

Guilherme Dutra Gonzaga Jaime 2010-10-27