Statistical Papers

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 57–68

Structural inference on the parameters of the pareto distribution from complete and censored life test data

  • M. Mahmoud
  • M. S. Maswadah

DOI: 10.1007/BF02925312

Cite this article as:
Mahmoud, M. & Maswadah, M.S. Statistical Papers (1992) 33: 57. doi:10.1007/BF02925312


Recently, the two-parameter Pareto distribution has been recognized as a useful model for survival populations associated with life test experiments. In this paper we apply the structural approach to derive the structural densities of the parameters, from considerations of the group structure of the Pareto density. The structural densities, based on complete and censored samples, are plotted and the corresponding shortest confidence intervals of the parameters are obtained. Numerical examples are given to illustrate our results.

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mahmoud
    • 1
  • M. S. Maswadah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics Faculty of ScienceAin Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsFaculty of ScienceAswanEgypt