Abstract: The five parameter Kumaraswamy generalized gamma model (Pas coa et al., 2011) includes some important distributions as special cases and it is very useful for modeling lifetime data. We propose an extended version of this distribution by assuming that a shape parameter can take negative values. The new distribution can accommodate increasing, decreasing, bath tub and unimodal shaped hazard functions. A second advantage is that it also includes as special models reciprocal distributions such as the recipro cal gamma and reciprocal Weibull distributions. A third advantage is that it can represent the error distribution for the log-Kumaraswamy general ized gamma regression model. We provide a mathematical treatment of the new distribution including explicit expressions for moments, generating function, mean deviations and order statistics. We obtain the moments of the log-transformed distribution. The new regression model can be used more effectively in the analysis of survival data since it includes as sub models several widely-known regression models. The method of maximum likelihood and a Bayesian procedure are used for estimating the model pa rameters for censored data. Overall, the new regression model is very useful to the analysis of real data.
Abstract: A new extension of the generalized gamma distribution with six parameter called the Kummer beta generalized gamma distribution is introduced and studied. It contains at least 28 special models such as the beta generalized gamma, beta Weibull, beta exponential, generalized gamma, Weibull and gamma distributions and thus could be a better model for analyzing positive skewed data. The new density function can be expressed as a linear combination of generalized gamma densities. Various mathematical properties of the new distribution including explicit expressions for the ordinary and incomplete moments, generating function, mean deviations, entropy, density function of the order statistics and their moments are derived. The elements of the observed information matrix are provided. We discuss the method of maximum likelihood and a Bayesian approach to fit the model parameters. The superiority of the new model is illustrated by means of three real data sets.
In this paper, we define and study a four-parameter model called the transmuted Burr XII distribution. We obtain some of its mathematical properties including explicit expressions for the ordinary and incomplete moments, generating function, order statistics, probability weighted moments and entropies. We formulate and develop a log-linear model using the new distribution so-called the log-transmuted Burr XII distribution for modeling data with a unimodal failure rate function, as an alternative to the log-McDonald Burr XII, log-beta Burr XII, log-Kumaraswamy Burr XII, log-Burr XII and logistic regression models. The flexibility of the proposed models is illustrated by means of three applications to real data sets.
We introduce a four-parameter distribution, called the Zografos-Balakrishnan Burr XII distribution. Our purpose is to provide a Burr XII generalization that may be useful to still more complex situations. The new distribution may be an interesting alternative to describe income distributions and can also be applied in actuarial science, finance, bioscience, telecommunications and modelling lifetime data, for example. It contains as special models some well-known distributions, such as the log-logistic, Weibull, Lomax and Burr XII distributions, among others. Some of its structural properties are investigated. The method of maximum likelihood is used for estimating the model parameters and a simulation study is conducted. We provide two application to real data to demonstrate the usefulness of the proposed distribution. Since the Risti´c-Balakrishnan Burr XII distribution has a similar structure to the studied distribution, we also present some of its properties and expansions.
The generalized gamma model has been used in several applied areas such as engineering, economics and survival analysis. We provide an extension of this model called the transmuted generalized gamma distribution, which includes as special cases some lifetime distributions. The proposed density function can be represented as a mixture of generalized gamma densities. Some mathematical properties of the new model such as the moments, generating function, mean deviations and Bonferroni and Lorenz curves are provided. We estimate the model parameters using maximum likelihood. We prove that the proposed distribution can be a competitive model in lifetime applications by means of a real data set.
Abstract: We introduce and study a new four-parameter lifetime model named the exponentiated generalized extended exponential distribution. The proposed model has the advantage of including as special cases the exponential and exponentiated exponential distributions, among others, and its hazard function can take the classic shapes: bathtub, inverted bathtub, increasing, decreasing and constant, among others. We derive some mathematical properties of the new model such as a representation for the density function as a double mixture of Erlang densities, explicit expressions for the quantile function, ordinary and incomplete moments, mean deviations, Bonferroni and Lorenz curves, generating function, R´enyi entropy, density of order statistics and reliability. We use the maximum likelihood method to estimate the model parameters. Two applications to real data illustrate the flexibility of the proposed model.
Providing a new distribution is always precious for statisticians. A new three parameter distribution called the gamma normal distribution is defined and studied. Various structural properties of the new distribution are derived, including some explicit expressions for the moments, quantile and generating functions, mean deviations, probability weighted moments and two types of entropy. We also investigate the order statistics and their moments. Maximum likelihood techniques are used to fit the new model and to show its potentiality by means of two examples of real data. Based on three criteria, the proposed distribution provides a better fit then the skew-normal distribution.
In this paper, we introduce a new generalized family of distri- butions from bounded support (0,1), namely, the Topp-Leone-G family.Some of mathematical properties of the proposed family have been studied. The new density function can be symmetrical, left-skewed, right-skewed or reverse-J shaped. Furthermore, the hazard rate function can be constant, in- creasing, decreasing, J or bathtub hazard rate shapes. Three special models are discussed. We obtain simple expressions for the ordinary and incomplete moments, quantile and generating functions, mean deviations and entropies. The method of maximum likelihood is used to estimate the model parame- ters. The flexibility of the new family is illustrated by means of three real data sets.
Abstract: We introduce a new class of continuous distributions called the Ku maraswamy transmuted-G family which extends the transmuted class defined by Shaw and Buckley (2007). Some special models of the new family are provided. Some of its mathematical properties including explicit expressions for the ordinary and incomplete moments, generating function, Rényi and Shannon entropies, order statistics and probability weighted moments are derived. The maximum likelihood is used for estimating the model parameters. The flexibility of the generated family is illustrated by means of two applications to real data sets.
We introduce the four-parameter Kumaraswamy Gompertz distribution. We obtain the moments, generating and quantilefunctions, Shannon and Rényi entropies, mean deviations and Bonferroni and Lorenz curves. We provide a mixture representation for the density function of the order statistics. We discuss the estimation of the model parameters by maximum likelihood. We provide an application a real data set that illustrates the usefulness of the new model.