A Transmuted Lomax-Exponential Distribution: Properties and Applications

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S. Kuje
K. E. Lasisi

Abstract

In this article, the Quadratic rank transmutation map proposed and studied by Shaw and Buckley [1] is used to construct and study a new distribution called the transmuted Lomax-Exponential distribution (TLED) as an extension of the Lomax-Exponential distribution recently proposed by Ieren and Kuhe [2]. Using the transmutation map, we defined the probability density function and cumulative distribution function of the transmuted Lomax-Exponential distribution. Some properties of the new distribution such as moments, moment generating function, characteristics function, quantile function, survival function, hazard function and order statistics are also studied. The estimation of the distributions’ parameters has been done using the method of maximum likelihood estimation. The performance of the proposed probability distribution is being tested in comparison with some other generalizations of Exponential distribution using a real life dataset. The results obtained show that the TLED performs better than the other probability distributions.

Keywords:
Exponential distribution, quadratic rank transmutation map, moments, reliability analysis, maximum likelihood estimation, transmuted Lomax-exponential distribution, parameters, applications

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Kuje, S., & Lasisi, K. E. (2019). A Transmuted Lomax-Exponential Distribution: Properties and Applications. Asian Journal of Probability and Statistics, 3(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajpas/2019/v3i130084
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