The generalized Cauchy family of distributions with applications

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Ghosh, Indranil (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: A family of generalized Cauchy distributions, T-Cauchy{Y} family, is proposed using the T-R{Y} framework. The family of distributions is generated using the quantile functions of uniform, exponential, log-logistic, logistic, extreme value, and Fréchet distributions. Several general properties of the T-Cauchy{Y} family are studied in detail including moments, mean deviations and Shannon’s entropy. Some members of the T-Cauchy{Y} family are developed and one member, gamma-Cauchy{exponential} distribution, is studied in detail. The distributions in the T-Cauchy{Y} family are very flexible due to their various shapes. The distributions can be symmetric, skewed to the right or skewed to the left.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
T-R{Y} framework, Quantile function, Moments, Shannon’s entropy

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