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On fundamental skew distributions

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  • Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B.
  • Genton, Marc G.
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    A new class of multivariate skew-normal distributions, fundamental skew-normal distributions and their canonical version, is developed. It contains the product of independent univariate skew-normal distributions as a special case. Stochastic representations and other main properties of the associated distribution theory of linear and quadratic forms are considered. A unified procedure for extending this class to other families of skew distributions such as the fundamental skew-symmetric, fundamental skew-elliptical, and fundamental skew-spherical class of distributions is also discussed.

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    Volume (Year): 96 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 (September)
    Pages: 93-116

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    Keywords: Marginal and conditional distributions Moment generating function Normal; spherical and elliptical distributions Quadratic forms Stochastic representation;

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    1. Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B. & Genton, Marc G. & Loschi, Rosangela H., 2009. "Shape mixtures of multivariate skew-normal distributions," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 100(1), pages 91-101, January.
    2. Alberto HOLLY & Alain MONFORT & Michael ROCKINGER, . "Fourth Order Pseudo Maximum Likelihood Methods," Swiss Finance Institute Research Paper Series 09-23, Swiss Finance Institute.
    3. Kim, Hyoung-Moon & Genton, Marc G., 2011. "Characteristic functions of scale mixtures of multivariate skew-normal distributions," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 102(7), pages 1105-1117, August.
    4. Contreras-Reyes, Javier E., 2014. "Asymptotic form of the Kullback–Leibler divergence for multivariate asymmetric heavy-tailed distributions," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 395(C), pages 200-208.
    5. Reinaldo B. Arellano-Valle, 2010. "On the information matrix of the multivariate skew-t model," Metron - International Journal of Statistics, Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche Applicate - University of Rome, vol. 0(3), pages 371-386.
    6. Cabral, Celso Rômulo Barbosa & Lachos, Víctor Hugo & Prates, Marcos O., 2012. "Multivariate mixture modeling using skew-normal independent distributions," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 126-142, January.
    7. Corrado Crocetta & Nicola Loperfido, 2005. "The exact sampling distribution of L-statistics," Metron - International Journal of Statistics, Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche Applicate - University of Rome, vol. 0(2), pages 213-223.
    8. Jamalizadeh, A. & Balakrishnan, N., 2010. "Distributions of order statistics and linear combinations of order statistics from an elliptical distribution as mixtures of unified skew-elliptical distributions," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 101(6), pages 1412-1427, July.
    9. Lin, Tsung I. & Ho, Hsiu J. & Chen, Chiang L., 2009. "Analysis of multivariate skew normal models with incomplete data," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 100(10), pages 2337-2351, November.
    10. Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B. & Genton, Marc G., 2008. "On the exact distribution of the maximum of absolutely continuous dependent random variables," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 78(1), pages 27-35, January.
    11. Sharon Lee & Geoffrey McLachlan, 2013. "Model-based clustering and classification with non-normal mixture distributions," Statistical Methods and Applications, Springer, vol. 22(4), pages 427-454, November.
    12. Tzy-Chy Lin & Tsung-I Lin, 2010. "Supervised learning of multivariate skew normal mixture models with missing information," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 25(2), pages 183-201, June.
    13. Jamalizadeh, A. & Balakrishnan, N., 2009. "Prediction in a trivariate normal distribution via a linear combination of order statistics," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 79(21), pages 2289-2296, November.
    14. Reinaldo Arellano-Valle & Marc Genton, 2010. "An invariance property of quadratic forms in random vectors with a selection distribution, with application to sample variogram and covariogram estimators," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer, vol. 62(2), pages 363-381, April.
    15. Fang, B.Q., 2008. "Noncentral matrix quadratic forms of the skew elliptical variables," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 99(6), pages 1105-1127, July.
    16. Reyhaneh Rikhtehgaran & Iraj Kazemi, 2013. "Semi-parametric Bayesian estimation of mixed-effects models using the multivariate skew-normal distribution," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 28(5), pages 2007-2027, October.
    17. Sharon Lee & Geoffrey McLachlan, 2013. "On mixtures of skew normal and skew $$t$$ -distributions," Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, Springer, vol. 7(3), pages 241-266, September.
    18. Thomas R. Allen Corns & Stephen E. Satchell, 2010. "Modelling conditional heteroskedasticity and skewness using the skew-normal distribution," Metron - International Journal of Statistics, Dipartimento di Statistica, Probabilità e Statistiche Applicate - University of Rome, vol. 0(3), pages 251-263.
    19. Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B. & Genton, Marc G., 2007. "On the exact distribution of linear combinations of order statistics from dependent random variables," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 98(10), pages 1876-1894, November.
    20. Lourdes Montenegro & Víctor Lachos & Heleno Bolfarine, 2010. "Inference for a skew extension of the Grubbs model," Statistical Papers, Springer, vol. 51(3), pages 701-715, September.
    21. Cabral, Celso Rômulo Barbosa & Lachos, Víctor Hugo & Zeller, Camila Borelli, 2014. "Multivariate measurement error models using finite mixtures of skew-Student t distributions," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 124(C), pages 179-198.

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