Jones, M. C.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9884.00297|
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In this paper, I note the pedagogical advantages of an existing, but largely ignored, simple symmetric distribution on the real line: Student's t-distribution on 2 degrees of freedom. The t2-distribution has particularly simple forms for its distribution and quantile functions, and these lead to simply calculated values for a whole host of basic properties of the distribution. In addition, distributions of order statistics from the t2-distribution lead to a recently introduced skew t family of distributions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2002 Royal Statistical Society|
|Keywords:||distribution theory; L-moment; quantile function; skew t-distribution; student's t-distribution; 2 degrees of freedom|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
|Depositing User:||Sarah Frain|
|Date Deposited:||11 Aug 2010 11:50|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2016 14:47|
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