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Quantile based entropy function in past lifetime


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  • Sunoj, S.M.
  • Sankaran, P.G.
  • Nanda, Asok K.
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    Di Crescenzo and Longobardi (2002) introduced a measure of uncertainty in past lifetime distributions and studied its relationship with residual entropy function. In the present paper, we introduce a quantile version of the entropy function in past lifetime and study its properties. Unlike the measure of uncertainty given in Di Crescenzo and Longobardi (2002) the proposed measure uniquely determines the underlying probability distribution. The measure is used to study two nonparametric classes of distributions. We prove characterizations theorems for some well known quantile lifetime distributions.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 83 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 366-372

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:83:y:2013:i:1:p:366-372

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    Keywords: Shannon entropy; Past lifetime; Quantile function; Reliability measures; Characterizations;


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    1. Navarro, J. & Sunoj, S.M. & Linu, M.N., 2011. "Characterizations of bivariate models using dynamic Kullback-Leibler discrimination measures," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(11), pages 1594-1598, November.
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    4. Sankaran, P.G. & Unnikrishnan Nair, N. & Sreedevi, E.P., 2010. "A quantile based test for comparing cumulative incidence functions of competing risks models," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 80(9-10), pages 886-891, May.
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    1. Nanda, Asok K. & Sankaran, P.G. & Sunoj, S.M., 2014. "Rényi’s residual entropy: A quantile approach," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 85(C), pages 114-121.


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