Bivariate kurtotic distributions of garment fibre data

Hoggart, C.J. and Walker, Stephen G. and Smith, A.F.M. (2003) Bivariate kurtotic distributions of garment fibre data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 52 (3). pp. 323-335. ISSN 0035-9254 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A bivariate and unimodal distribution is introduced to model an unconventionally distributed data set collected by the Forensic Science Service. This family of distributions allows for a different kurtosis in each orthogonal direction and has a constructive rather than probability density function definition, making conventional inference impossible. However, the construction and inference work well with a Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Forensic science • Markov chain Monte Carlo methods • Scale mixtures of normal distribution • Uniform power distribution
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Statistics
Depositing User: Judith Broom
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2008 11:19
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 12:59
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