Journal Published Online: 05 January 2018
Volume 46, Issue 5

A New Class of Beta-Complementary Exponential Power Series Distributions



In this paper, we introduce a new class of beta-complementary exponential power series distributions, which is obtained by replacing the cumulative distribution function of the complementary exponential power series distributions in the logit of a beta random variable. This new class of distributions contains some new submodels, such as beta-complementary exponential geometric, beta-complementary exponential Poisson, beta-complementary exponential binomial, beta-complementary exponential logarithmic, and complementary exponential power series distributions. A general class of distributions is presented and some various properties are obtained in this paper. We characterize the beta-complementary exponential geometric distribution as one of the most applicable distributions in this class. Some mathematical properties of the beta-complementary exponential geometric distribution are reached in terms of the corresponding properties of the complementary exponential geometric and beta exponential distributions. We present expressions for the probability density function, cumulative distribution function, moment generating function, and moments. The estimation of parameters is approached by the maximum likelihood estimation procedure, and the expected information matrix is derived. The flexibility of the distribution is illustrated in application of a real data set.

Author Information

Mahmoudi, E.
Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
Meshkat, R. S.
Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
Entezari, M.
Yazd University, Yazd, Iran
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Stock #: JTE20170036
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20170036