Estimation of P(X>Y) for the Positive Exponential Family of Distributions

Ajit Chaturvedi, Ananya Malhotra

Abstract


A positive exponential family of distributions is taken into consideration. Two measures of reliability are discussed. Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimators (UMVUES) and maximum likelihood estimators (MLES) are developed for the reliability functions. In addition to the UMVUES and MLES, we derive the method of moment estimators (MOME). The performances of two types of estimators are compared through Monte Carlo simulation.


Keywords


Positive exponential family of distribution; Point estimation; Uniformly minimum variance unbiased estimator; Maximum likelihood estimator; Method of moment estimators; Monte Carlo simulation

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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1973-2201/7249