# Advances in Distribution Theory, Order Statistics, and Inference [electronic resource] / edited by N. Balakrishnan, José María Sarabia, Enrique Castillo.

##### Contributor(s): Balakrishnan, N [editor.] | Sarabia, José María [editor.] | Castillo, Enrique [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).

Material type: TextSeries: Statistics for Industry and Technology: Publisher: Boston, MA : Birkhäuser Boston, 2006Description: LVI, 484 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780817644871.Subject(s): Distribution (Probability theory | Mathematical statistics | Statistics | Mathematics | Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes | Statistical Theory and Methods | Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences | Applications of MathematicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No title; Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 519.2 Online resources: Click here to access onlineDiscrete Distributions and Applications -- Stochastic Comparisons of Bernoulli Sums and Binomial Random Variables -- Stopped Compound Poisson Process and Related Distributions -- Constructions of Discrete Bivariate Distributions -- Continuous Distributions and Applications -- The Normal-Laplace Distribution and Its Relatives -- Some Observations on a Simple Means of Generating Skew Distributions -- Bivariate Distributions Based on the Generalized Three-Parameter Beta Distribution -- A Kotz-Type Distribution for Multivariate Statistical Inference -- Range of Correlation Matrices for Dependent Random Variables with Given Marginal Distributions -- Multifractional Probabilistic Laws -- Order Statistics and Applications -- Topics in the History of Order Statistics -- Order Statistics from Independent Exponential Random Variables and the Sum of the Top Order Statistics -- Fisher Information and Tukey’s Linear Sensitivity Measure Based on Ordered Ranked Set Samples -- Information Measures for Pareto Distributions and Order Statistics -- Confidence Coefficients of Interpolated Nonparametric Sign Intervals for Medians Under No or Weak Shape Assumptions -- Small Sample Asymptotics for Higher-Order Spacings -- Best Bounds on Expectations of L-Statistics from Bounded Samples -- Reliability and Applications -- The Failure Rates of Mixtures -- Characterizations of the Relative Behavior of Two Systems via Properties of Their Signature Vectors -- Systems with Exchangeable Components and Gumbel Exponential Distribution -- Estimating the Mean of Exponential Distribution from Step-Stress Life Test Data -- Random Stress-Dependent Strength Models Through Bivariate Exponential Conditionals Distributions -- Inference -- Some New Methods for Local Sensitivity Analysis in Statistics -- t-Tests with Models Close to the Normal Distribution -- Computational Aspect of the Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test Application -- An Objective Bayesian Procedure for Variable Selection in Regression -- On Bayesian and Decision-Theoretic Approaches to Statistical Prediction -- Phi-Divergence-Type Test for Positive Dependence Alternatives in 2×k Contingency Tables -- Dimension Reduction in Multivariate Time Series -- The Hat Problem and Some Variations.

Barry Arnold has made fundamental contributions to many different areas of statistics, including distribution theory, Bayesian inference, multivariate analysis, bounds and orderings, and characterization problems. Organized to honor Arnold’s significant contributions to the field, this volume is an outgrowth of the "International Conference on Distribution Theory, Order Statistics, and Inference," held at the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain. Several distinguished and active researchers highlight some of the recent developments in statistical distribution theory, order statistics and their properties, as well as inferential methods associated with them. Applications to survival analysis, reliability, quality control, and environmental problems are emphasized. The volume is classified into the following five parts, according to the focus of the articles: * Discrete distributions and applications * Continuous distributions and applications * Order statistics and applications * Reliability and applications * Inference This comprehensive reference work will serve the statistical and applied mathematics communities, as well as practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in applied probability and statistics, reliability engineering, and biostatistics.

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