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Natural exponential family

About: Natural exponential family is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 1973 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 60189 citation(s). The topic is also known as: NEF.

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01 Jan 1994
Abstract: Continuous Distributions (General) Normal Distributions Lognormal Distributions Inverse Gaussian (Wald) Distributions Cauchy Distribution Gamma Distributions Chi-Square Distributions Including Chi and Rayleigh Exponential Distributions Pareto Distributions Weibull Distributions Abbreviations Indexes

7,269 citations

01 Nov 1989
Abstract: Part 1 Preliminaries: construction of symmetric multivariate distributions notation of algebraic entities and characteristics of random quantities the "d" operator groups and invariance dirichlet distribution problems 1. Part 2 Spherically and elliptically symmetric distributions: introduction and definition marginal distributions, moments and density marginal distributions moments density the relationship between (phi) and f conditional distributions properties of elliptically symmetric distributions mixtures of normal distributions robust statistics and regression model robust statistics regression model log-elliptical and additive logistic elliptical distributions multivariate log-elliptical distribution additive logistic elliptical distributions complex elliptically symmetric distributions. Part 3 Some subclasses of elliptical distributions: multiuniform distribution the characteristic function moments marginal distribution conditional distributions uniform distribution in the unit sphere discussion symmetric Kotz type distributions definition distribution of R(2) moments multivariate normal distributions the c.f. of Kotz type distributions symmetric multivariate Pearson type VII distributions definition marginal densities conditional distributions moments conditional distributions moments some examples extended Tn family relationships between Ln and Tn families of distributions order statistics mixtures of exponential distributions independence, robustness and characterizations problems V. Part 6 Multivariate Liouville distributions: definitions and properties examples marginal distributions conditional distribution characterizations scale-invariant statistics survival functions inequalities and applications.

2,005 citations

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Abstract: A number of multivariate exponential distributions are known, but they have not been obtained by methods that shed light on their applicability. This paper presents some meaningful derivations of a multivariate exponential distribution that serves to indicate conditions under which the distribution is appropriate. Two of these derivations are based on “shock models,” and one is based on the requirement that residual life is independent of age. It is significant that the derivations all lead to the same distribution. For this distribution, the moment generating function is obtained, comparison is made with the case of independence, the distribution of the minimum is discussed, and various other properties are investigated. A multivariate Weibull distribution is obtained through a change of variables.

1,433 citations

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Ryogo Kubo1
Abstract: The moment generating function of a set of stochastic variables defines the cumulants or the semi-invariants and the cumulant function. It is possible, simply by formal properties of exponential functions, to generaiize to a great extent the concepts of cumulants and cumulant function. The stochastic variables to be considered need not be ordinary c -numbers but they may be q -numbers such as used in quantum mechanics. The exponential function which defines a moment generating function may be any kind of generalized exponential, for example an ordered exponential with a certain prescription for ordering q -number variables. The definition of average may be greatly generalized as far as the condition is fulfilled that the average of unity is unity. After statements of a few basic theorems these generalizations are discussed here with certain examples of application. This generalized cumulant expansion provides us with a point of view from which many existent methods in quantum mechanics and statistical mec...

1,355 citations

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Abstract: Summary The three-parameter gamma and three-parameter Weibull distributions are commonly used for analysing any lifetime data or skewed data. Both distributions have several desirable properties, and nice physical interpretations. Because of the scale and shape parameters, both have quite a bit of flexibility for analysing different types of lifetime data. They have increasing as well as decreasing hazard rate depending on the shape parameter. Unfortunately both distributions also have certain drawbacks. This paper considers a three-parameter distribution which is a particular case of the exponentiated Weibull distribution originally proposed by Mudholkar, Srivastava & Freimer (1995) when the location parameter is not present. The study examines different properties of this model and observes that this family has some interesting features which are quite similar to those of the gamma family and the Weibull family, and certain distinct properties also. It appears this model can be used as an alternative to the gamma model or the Weibull model in many situations. One dataset is provided where the three-parameter generalized exponential distribution fits better than the three-parameter Weibull distribution or the three-parameter gamma distribution.

984 citations

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