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Pitman closeness of current k-records to population quantiles


  • Razmkhah, M.
  • Ahmadi, Jafar


In this paper, the Pitman’s measure of closeness of current k-records to the population quantiles is investigated. While the required probabilities typically depend on the underlying distribution, in this article, we show that they are distribution-free for the symmetric distributions. The exact expressions are derived for the case of uniform and exponential distributions. A real data set will be used to illustrate the results of the paper. Eventually, some conclusions are presented.

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  • Razmkhah, M. & Ahmadi, Jafar, 2013. "Pitman closeness of current k-records to population quantiles," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 148-156.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:83:y:2013:i:1:p:148-156
    DOI: 10.1016/j.spl.2012.08.010

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    1. S. MirMostafaee & Jafar Ahmadi & Narjes Sadeghian, 2015. "Pitman closeness of predictors of future order statistics for two parameter exponential distribution," Computational Statistics, Springer, vol. 30(4), pages 1163-1183, December.


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