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Handbook of beta distribution and its applications. (English) Zbl 1062.62021

Statistics: Textbooks and Monographs 174. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker (ISBN 0-8247-5396-8/hbk). viii, 571 p. (2004).
The book contains 22 articles (chapters) on the beta distribution and its appl ications, which cover all the information available in the literature worthy of public ation. Twenty five contributors of the book are known experts in the field. Properties of the beta and incomplete beta functions are widely presented on 30 pages. Many page s are devoted to approximations and tables of the beta distribution, as well as to the statistical inference: estimation of parameters and goodness-of-fit testing. Various applications of the beta distribution are indicated, e.g. bioassay, economy, analysis of machine tool errors, quality control, soil science etc. Each article contains a lar ge number of references.

MSC:

62E15 Exact distribution theory in statistics
62-00 General reference works (handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, etc.) pertaining to statistics
60-00 General reference works (handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, etc.) pertaining to probability theory
62-06 Proceedings, conferences, collections, etc. pertaining to statistics
00B15 Collections of articles of miscellaneous specific interest
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