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THE JOINT DISTRIBUTION OF BIVARIATE EXPONENTIAL UNDER LINEARLY RELATED MODEL

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Author(s): Norou Diawara

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Statistics and Operation Research
ISSN 1816-2711

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Bivariate exponential | Dirac delta | Reliability models | Survival analysis

ABSTRACT
In this paper, fundamental results of the joint distribution of the bivariate exponential distributions are established.  The positive support multivariate distribution theory is important in reliability and survival analysis, and we applied it to the case where more than one failure or survival is observed in a given study. Usually, the multivariate distribution is restricted to those with marginal distributions of a specified and familiar lifetime family. The family of exponential distribution contains the absolutely continuous and discrete case models with a nonzero probability on a set of measure zero. Examples are given, and estimators are developed and applied to simulated data. Our findings generalize substantially known results in the literature, provide flexible and novel approach for modeling related events that can occur simultaneously from one based event.
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