Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications (JSTA) (Aug 2017)

The Burr X Generator of Distributions for Lifetime Data

  • Haitham M. Yousof,
  • Ahmed Z. Afify,
  • G. G. Hamedani,
  • Gokarna Aryal

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 16, no. 3


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In this paper, we introduce a new class of distributions called the Burr X family. Some of its mathematical and structural properties are derived. The maximum likelihood is used for estimating the model parameters. The importance and flexibility of the new family are illustrated by means of an application to real data set.