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Estimating the parameters of the Marshall-Olkin bivariate Weibull distribution by EM algorithm. (English) Zbl 1452.62728
Summary: We consider the Marshall-Olkin bivariate Weibull distribution. The Marshall-Olkin bivariate Weibull distribution is a singular distribution, whose both the marginals are univariate Weibull distributions. This is a generalization of the Marshall-Olkin bivariate exponential distribution. The cumulative joint distribution of the Marshall-Olkin bivariate Weibull distribution is a mixture of an absolute continuous distribution function and a singular distribution function. This distribution has four unknown parameters and it is observed that the maximum likelihood estimators of the unknown parameters cannot be obtained in explicit forms. In this paper we discuss about the computation of the maximum likelihood estimators of the unknown parameters using EM algorithm. We perform some simulations to see the performances of the EM algorithm and re-analyze one data set for illustrative purpose.

MSC:
62N05 Reliability and life testing
62H12 Estimation in multivariate analysis
62-08 Computational methods for problems pertaining to statistics
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