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A new skew-normal distribution and its properties

Sahu, Sujit K. and Chai, High Seng (2008) A new skew-normal distribution and its properties Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin, 61, (20), pp. 239-240.

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This article generalizes a multivariate skew-normal distribution and describes its many interesting properties. The univariate version of the new distribution is compared with two other currently used distributions. The use of the new distribution is illustrated with a real data example suitable for regression modeling. The new model provides a better model ¯t than its two rivals as evaluated by some suitable Bayesian model selection criteria.

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Published date: March 2008
Keywords: bayesian inference, gibbs sampler, kurtosis, skewness, skew normal distributions
Organisations: Statistics


Local EPrints ID: 147833
ISSN: 0008-0683
PURE UUID: b6ecff5b-7ec5-47cf-86d5-5fe19593ed76
ORCID for Sujit K. Sahu: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 26 Apr 2010 14:48
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:33

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Author: High Seng Chai

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