Accession Number : ADA313614

Title :   Extensions of a Characterization of an Exponential Distribution Based on a Censored Ordered Sample.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK CENTER FOR MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS

Personal Author(s) : Rao, C. R. ; Shanbhag, D. N.

PDF Url : ADA313614

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Dufour gave a conjecture on a characterization of an arbitrary exponential distribution based on a right-censored ordered sample. The conjecture was shown to be true by Leslie and van Eeden (1993) in the case when the number of censored observations is no larger than (1/3)n - 1, and by Xu and Yang (1995) and Rao and Shanbhag (1995) when the number is less than or equal to max?O,n - 5!, where n (greater than or equal to 3) is the sample size. In the present paper we give extended Versions of the results concerning the Dufour conjecture.

Descriptors :   *STATISTICAL SAMPLES, *ORDER STATISTICS, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, RANDOM VARIABLES, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE