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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Skew scale mixtures of normal distributions: Properties and estimation
Author: Ferreira, CD
Bolfarine, H
Lachos, VH
Abstract: Scale mixtures of normal distributions are often used as a challenging class for statistical procedures for symmetrical data. In this article, we have defined a skewed version of these distributions and we have derived several of its probabilistic and inferential properties. The main virtue of the members of this family of distributions is that they are easy to simulate from and they also supply genuine EM algorithms for maximum likelihood estimation. For univariate skewed responses, the EM-type algorithm has been discussed with emphasis on the skew-t, skew-slash, skew-contaminated normal and skew-exponential power distributions. Some simplifying and unifying results are also noted with the Fisher information matrix, which is derived analytically for some members of this class. Results obtained from simulated and real data sets are reported, illustrating the usefulness of the proposed methodology. The main conclusion in reanalyzing a data set previously studied is that the models so far entertained are clearly not the most adequate ones. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: EM algorithm
Scale mixtures of normal distributions
Skew-t normal distribution
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Statistical Methodology. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 8, n. 2, n. 154, n. 171, 2011.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.stamet.2010.09.001
Date Issue: 2011
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