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On the exact distribution of linear combinations of order statistics from dependent random variables

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  • Arellano-Valle, Reinaldo B.
  • Genton, Marc G.

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We study the exact distribution of linear combinations of order statistics of arbitrary (absolutely continuous) dependent random variables. In particular, we examine the case where the random variables have a joint elliptically contoured distribution and the case where the random variables are exchangeable. We investigate also the particular L-statistics that simply yield a set of order statistics, and study their joint distribution. We present the application of our results to genetic selection problems, design of cellular phone receivers, and visual acuity. We give illustrative examples based on the multivariate normal and multivariate Student t distributions.

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmvana:v:98:y:2007:i:10:p:1876-1894
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    1. 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.
    2. Müller K. & Richter W.-D., 2016. "Extreme value distributions for dependent jointly ln,p-symmetrically distributed random variables," Dependence Modeling, De Gruyter Open, vol. 4(1), pages 1-33, February.
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    8. 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.
    9. Müller K. & Richter W.-D., 2016. "Exact distributions of order statistics of dependent random variables from ln,p-symmetric sample distributions, n ∈ {3,4}," Dependence Modeling, De Gruyter Open, vol. 4(1), pages 1-29, February.
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    12. R. Arellano-Valle & Ahad Jamalizadeh & H. Mahmoodian & N. Balakrishnan, 2014. "$$L$$ L -statistics from multivariate unified skew-elliptical distributions," Metrika: International Journal for Theoretical and Applied Statistics, Springer, vol. 77(4), pages 559-583, May.

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