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On the multivariate probability integral transformation

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  • Genest, Christian
  • Rivest, Louis-Paul

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A general formula is given for computing the distribution function K of the random variable H(X,Y) obtained by taking the bivariate probability integral transformation (BIPIT) of a random pair (X,Y) with distribution function H. Of particular interest is the behavior of the sequence (Kn) corresponding to the BIPIT of pairs (Xn,Yn) of componentwise maxima Xn=max(X1,...,Xn) and Yn=max(Y1, ..., Yn) of random samples (X1,Y1),...,(Xn,Yn) from distribution H. Illustrations are provided and the potential for statistical application is outlined. Multivariate extensions are briefly considered.

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  • Genest, Christian & Rivest, Louis-Paul, 2001. "On the multivariate probability integral transformation," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 53(4), pages 391-399, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:53:y:2001:i:4:p:391-399
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