Date of Award
Master of Science
We present the Generalized Gamma Distribution, study its properties and derive the estimators of the parameters. This distribution includes many standard forms, like: Gamma, Exponential, Weibull, Half Normal and others. Sum and ratios of independent generalized gamma lead to intractable forms. However approximation works well. In particular two-moment gamma and three moment normal approximations are shown to approximate the sum of k independent gamma as well as generalized gamma distributions.
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Victor Hugo Jiménez Nava
Jiménez Nava, Victor Hugo, "Gamma and Generalized Gamma Distributions" (2011). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 2321.