Mixtures of beta weibull G family of distributions and application

Abstract:

Mixture models have gained popularity in statistical analyses because of their flexibility in cap turing local variations in heterogeneous populations. Model based approaches to classification

use mixture models to fit data via maximum likelihood based approaches and provide labels to

unlabelled observations. Over the years model based approaches have grown into an important

sub-field of classification because they provide the uncertainty of classifying the unlabelled observations as probabilities. Despite many advances in model based approaches to classification,

not much work is evidenced in the literature where reliability data is concerned. The Weibull

mixtures are often used in modelling reliability data but they are limited to data with monotone

failure rates. To this end we introduce a Beta Weibull G (BWG) mixture that provides an appeal ing framework for handling reliability data with non monotone failure rate functions. Parametric

estimation is executed by the Expectation Maximization algorithm, which is an extension of max imum likelihood estimation. The Bayesian Information Criterion is used for model selection.

Model based clustering and mixture discriminant analysis techniques are used to assign labels

to unlabelled observation. These labels are cross validated by the Adjusted Rand Index. Ad ditionally, parsimony is introduced to the BWG mixtures, by adding constraints on some of the

parameter estimates. The constrained models give rise to simple models with great explanatory

predictive power. To demonstrate the utility of the proposed approaches, different data sets are

simulated to mimic reliability data with non monotone failure rates. The findings of this the sis demonstrate that mixtures of the BWG family of distributions fit heterogeneous population

with non monotone hazard rates better than mixtures of the Weibull distributions as evidenced

by higher values of BIC for BWG mixtures. The BWG mixtures performed better than Weibull

mixtures in both model based clustering and mixture discriminant analysis as demonstrated by

high values of the ARI

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APA

Tefo, B (2024). Mixtures of beta weibull G family of distributions and application. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/mixtures-of-beta-weibull-g-family-of-distributions-and-application

MLA 8th

Tefo, Baraki "Mixtures of beta weibull G family of distributions and application" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/mixtures-of-beta-weibull-g-family-of-distributions-and-application. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Tefo, Baraki . "Mixtures of beta weibull G family of distributions and application". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/mixtures-of-beta-weibull-g-family-of-distributions-and-application >.

Chicago

Tefo, Baraki . "Mixtures of beta weibull G family of distributions and application" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/mixtures-of-beta-weibull-g-family-of-distributions-and-application

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Baraki, Tefo Field: Statistics Type: Paper 67 PAGES (19846 WORDS) (pdf)