Birnbaum-Saunders distribution based on Laplace kernel and some properties and inferential issues

Xiaojun Zhu*, N. Balakrishnan

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For the Birnbaum-Saunders distribution based on Laplace kernel, we discuss the shape characteristics of density and hazard functions. We show the existence and uniqueness of maximum likelihood estimates. Simple modified moment estimators are proposed and compared with maximum likelihood estimates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalStatistics and Probability Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Birnbaum-Saunders distribution
  • Generalized Birnbaum-Saunders distribution
  • Hazard function
  • Laplace Birnbaum-Saunders distribution
  • Modified moment estimators

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