APPLICATIONS OF INVERSE WEIBULL RAYLEIGH DISTRIBUTION TO FAILURE RATES AND VINYL CHLORIDE DATA SETS
In this work, a new three parameter distribution called the Inverse Weibull Rayleigh distribution is proposed. Some of its statistical properties were presented. The PDF plot of Inverse Weibull Rayleigh distribution showed that it is good for modeling positively skewed and symmetrical datasets. The plot of the hazard function showed that the proposed distribution can fit datasets with bathtub shape. Method of maximum likelihood estimation was employed to estimate the parameters of the distribution, the estimators of the parameters of Inverse Weibull Rayleigh distribution is asymptotically unbiased and asymptotically efficient from the result of the simulation carried out. Applying the new distribution to a positively skewed Vinyl Chloride data set shows that the distribution performs better than Rayleigh, Generalized Rayleigh, Weibull Rayleigh, Inverse Weibull, Inverse Weibull Weibull, Inverse Weibull Inverse Exponential and Inverse Weibull Pareto distribution in fitting the data as it has the smallest AIC value. Also, applying the new distribution to a negatively skewed bathtub shape failure rates data shows that the distribution is a competitive model after Weibull Rayleigh and Inverse Weibull Weibull distributions in fitting the data because it has the third least AIC value.
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