Exponentiated power generalized Weibull power series family of distributions: Properties, estimation and applications

Maha A. Aldahlan, Farrukh Jamal, Christophe Chesneau, Ibrahim Elbatal, Mohammed Elgarhy, Feng Chen
2020 PLoS ONE  
In this paper, we introduce the exponentiated power generalized Weibull power series (EPGWPS) family of distributions, obtained by compounding the exponentiated power generalized Weibull and power series distributions. By construction, the new family contains a myriad of new flexible lifetime distributions having strong physical interpretations (lifetime system, biological studies...). We discuss the characteristics and properties of the EPGWPS family, including its probability density and
more » ... ty density and hazard rate functions, quantiles, moments, incomplete moments, skewness and kurtosis. The main vocation of the EPGWPS family remains to be applied in a statistical setting, and data analysis in particular. In this regard, we explore the estimation of the model parameters by the maximum likelihood method, with accuracy supported by a detailed simulation study. Then, we apply it to two practical data sets, showing the applicability and competitiveness of the EPGWPS models in comparison to some other well-reputed models.
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0230004 pmid:32196523 fatcat:dh5cnwzcobdthesmrj3x2vfm24