The Kumaraswamy-geometric distribution

Alfred Akinsete, Felix Famoye, Carl Lee

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In this paper, the Kumaraswamy-geometric distribution, which is a member of the T-geometric family of discrete distributions is defined and studied. Some properties of the distribution such as moments, probability generating function, hazard and quantile functions are studied. The method of maximum likelihood estimation is proposed for estimating the model parameters. Two real data sets are used to illustrate the applications of the Kumaraswamy-geometric distribution. AMS 2010 Subject Classification: 60E05; 62E15; 62F10; 62P20.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17
JournalJournal of Statistical Distributions and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Entropy
  • Estimation
  • Moments
  • Transformation


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