On a Generalised Exponential-Lindley Mixture of Generalised Poisson Distribution
Keywords:Estimation of parameters, generalised exponential-Lindley distribution, generalised Poisson distribution, goodness of fit, mixing, moments
Background: A mixture distribution arises when some or all parameters in a mixing distribution vary according to the nature of original distribution. A generalised exponential-Lindley distribution (GELD) was obtained by Mishra and Sah (2015). In this paper, generalized exponential- Lindley mixture of generalised Poisson distribution (GELMGPD) has been obtained by mixing generalised Poisson distribution (GPD) of Consul and Jain’s (1973) with GELD. In the proposed distribution, GELD is the original distribution and GPD is a mixing distribution. Generalised exponential- Lindley mixture of Poisson distribution (GELMPD) was obtained by Sah and Mishra (2019). It is a particular case of GELMGPD.
Materials and Methods: GELMGPD is a compound distribution obtained by using the theoretical concept of some continuous mixtures of generalised Poisson distribution of Consul and Jain (1973). In this mixing process, GELD plays a role of original distribution and GPD is considered as mixing distribution.
Results: Probability mass of function (pmf) and the first four moments about origin of the generalised exponential-Lindley mixture of generalised Poisson distribution have been obtained. The method of moments has been discussed to estimate parameters of the GELMGPD. This distribution has been fitted to a number of discrete data-sets which are negative binomial in nature. P-value of this distribution has been compared to the PLD of Sankaran (1970) and GELMPD of Sah and Mishra (2019) for similar type of data-sets.
Conclusion: It is found that P-value of GELMGPD is greater than that in each case of PLD and GELMPD. Hence, it is expected to be a better alternative to the PLD of Sankaran and GELMPD of Sah and Mishra for similar types of discrete data-sets which are negative binomial in nature. It is also observed that GELMGPD gives much more significant result when the value of is negative.
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