The Generalized Lambda Family of Distributions

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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As noted in Chapter 1, (Fitting Statistical Distributions: An Overview), “There are good reasons for using the GLD distribution and GB methods … GLD fits have been used successfully in many fields … Try the GLD and GB first and stop there if the results are acceptable.” In this Chapter, and Chapters 3 through 10, we give details of the GLD approach, including extensions to all possible moments in Chapter 4, mixtures in Chapter 8, and bivariate versions in Chapter 9.

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