A new class of skew-Cauchy distributions
We discuss here a new class of skew-Cauchy distributions, which is related to Azzalini's [1985. A class of distributions which includes the normal ones. Scand. J. Statist. 12, 171-178] skew-normal distribution denoted by Z[lambda]~SN([lambda]). A random variable W[lambda] is said to have a skew-Cauchy distribution (denoted by SC([lambda])) with parameter [lambda][set membership, variant]R if , where Z[lambda]~SN([lambda]) and X~N(0,1) are independent. In this paper, we discuss some simple properties of W[lambda], such as its density, distribution function, quantiles and a measure of skewness. Next, a bivariate Cauchy distribution is introduced using which some representations and important characteristics of W[lambda] are presented.
Volume (Year): 76 (2006)
Issue (Month): 14 (August)
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