Robust Estimation of Skew-Normal Parameters with Application to Outlier Labelling

  • Mario RomanazziEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 274)


We suggest to estimate the parameters of the skew-normal distribution by the method of moments, modified so as to achieve robustness. A type of trimmed estimator is used, with the trimming fraction depending on a given scaled deviation from the center. An application to outlier labelling is illustrated.


Trimmed mean \(\delta \)-trimmed moments Quantile-based estimator Skew-t Boxplot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environment, Informatics and StatisticsCa’ Foscari UniversityVeniceItaly

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