Fitting Distributions and Data with the Johnson System via the Method of Moments

Authored by: Zaven A. Karian , Edward J. Dudewicz , Kunio Shimizu

Handbook of Fitting Statistical Distributions with R

Print publication date:  October  2010
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781584887119
eBook ISBN: 9781584887126
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The Johnson system of distributions consist of families of distributions that, through specified transformations, can be reduced to the standard normal random variable. The method of using transformations in connection to the normal distribution was initiated by Edgeworth (1898) who restricted himself to polynomial transformations. Subsequent researchers studied the use of transformations that are based on transcendental functions.

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