On the properties of beta-gamma distribution

Lingji Kong, Carl Lee, J. H. Sepanski

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A class of generalized gamma distribution called the beta-gamma distribution is proposed. Some of its properties are examined. Its shape can be reversed J-shaped, unimodal, or bimodal. Reliability and hazard functions are also derived, and applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-211
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2007


  • Application
  • Beta distribution
  • Gamma distribution
  • Hazard function
  • MLE
  • Reliability function


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