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1 Pak. J. Statist Vol. 33(1), INVERTED KUMARASWAMY DISTRIBUTION: PROPERTIES AND ESTIMATION A. M. Abd AL-Fattah, A.A. EL-Helbawy G.R. AL-Dayian Statistics Department, Faculty of Commerce, AL-Azhar University (Girls' Branch), Cairo, Egypt ABSTRACT In this paper inverted Kumaraswamy distribution is introduced. Some of its properties are presented through, some models of stress strength, measures of central tendency dispersion order statistics. Some sub-models, limiting distributions the relation between inverted Kumaraswamy other distributions are derived. The maximum likelihood Bayes estimators, confidence intervals for the parameters, the reliability the hazard rate functions of the inverted Kumaraswamy distribution based on Type II censored samples are obtained. A numerical study is carried out to illustrate the theoretical results for both approaches, the maximum likelihood the Bayesian estimation. Moreover, the results are applied on real data. KEYWORDS Kumaraswamy distribution; Stress-strength models; Maximum likelihood estimation; Type II censored; Bayesian estimation; Monte Carlo simulation; Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). 1. INTRODUCTION The inverted distributions have a wide range of applications; in problems related to econometrics, biological sciences, survey sampling, engineering sciences, medical research life testing problems. In addition, it is employed in financial literature, environmental studies, survival reliability theory [See Abd EL-Kader (2013)]. Many researchers focused on the inverted distributions its applications; for example, Calabria Pulcini (1990) studied the inverse Weibull, AL-Dayian (1999) introduced the inverted Burr Type XII distribution, Abd EL-Kader et al. (2003) described the inverted Pareto Type I distribution, AL-Dayian (2004) discussed inverted Pareto Type II distribution, Prakash (2012) studied the inverted exponential model Aljuaid (2013) presented exponentiated inverted Weibull distribution. Kumaraswamy (1980) presented a distribution, which has many similarities to the beta distribution but it has a number of advantages of an invertible closed-form cumulative distribution function, particularly straightforward distribution quantile functions which do not depend on special functions. This distribution is applicable to many natural phenomena whose outcomes have lower upper bounds, such as the height of individuals, scores obtained on a test, atmospheric temperatures 2017 Pakistan Journal of Statistics 37

2 38 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation hydrological data such as daily rain fall daily stream flow. For more details [See Kumaraswamy (1980), Jones (2009), Golizadeh et al. (2011), Sindhu et al. (2013) Sharaf EL-Deen et al. (2014)]. The inverted Kumaraswamy distribution can be derived from Kumaraswamy (Kum) distribution using the transformation, when X has a Kum distribution with probability density function (pdf) (1) Thus, the distribution of is referred to as the inverse or inverted Kumaraswamy (IKum) distribution the domain of T is. Using the previous transformation is better than using, which let the pdf more flexible, also using this transformation is analogous to deriving inverted beta distribution (beta Type II) from beta distribution Type I. Assuming T is a rom variable which has IKum distribution with shape parameters,, denoted by T IKum then the pdf cumulative distribution function (cdf) are given, respectively, by ( ) (2) ( ). (3) The Beta Burr XII distribution; a five parameter distribution, was introduced by Paranaiba et al. (2011) with the following pdf cdf, respectively If given by (2) (3) can be obtained. 0. / 1 *, - + { 0. / 1 }, then the pdf cdf for IKum distribution The curves of the pdf hrf shows that the IKum distribution exhibits a long right tail; compared with other commonly used distributions. Thus it will affect long term reliability predictions, producing optimistic predictions of rare events occurring in the right tail of the distribution compared with other distributions. Also the IKum distribution provides good fit to several data in literature. This paper is organized as follows: in Section 2 the main properties of the IKum distribution are presented. Some sub-models, limiting distributions the relation between inverted Kumaraswamy other distributions are derived in Section 3. Maximum likelihood estimation for the parameters, reliability function hazard rate function of the IKum distribution based on Type II censored samples are obtained, also,

3 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 39 Bayesian estimation of the parameters, reliability function hazard rate function of the IKum distribution based on Type II censored samples are developed in Section 4. A numerical study is presented in Section 5 to illustrate the application procedures of the various results developed in this paper. 2. THE MAIN PROPERTIES OF THE INVERTED KUMARASWAMY DISTRIBUTION This section is devoted to illustrate the statistical properties of IKum distribution, through reliability function (rf), some models of the stress-strength, hazard rate function (hrf) reversed hazard function (rhrf), measures of central tendency dispersion, graphical order statistics. a. Reliability Function ( ) (4) b. Some Stress-Strength Models 1) Let T be the stress component subject strength Y, the rom variables T Y are independent distributions from IKum respectively, then the rf is given by; ( ). (5) 2) Let T Z be two independent rom stress variables with known cdfs, follow IKum let Y be independent of T Z be a rom strength variable with known cdf, follows IKum. Then it is given by; Hence [( ) ( ) ] ( ) ( ). (6)

4 40 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation Hazard Reversed Hazard Rate Functions The hrf denoted by rhrf denoted by are given, respectively, by ( ) ( ), (7) ( ). (8) Plots of pdf, hrf rhrf of IKum are given, respectively in Figures 1-3. The plots, in Figures 1 2, indicate that the curves of the pdf hrf are monotone decreasing at the values, the curves of the pdf hrf are increasing then decreasing at the values when the curves of the pdf hrf are right skewed. From Figure 3 one can observe that the curves of the rhrf at all the values are decreasing then constant. c. The Mode of the Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution The mode of the IKum distribution is given by Mode = *. / + (9) Figure 1: The Plots of the Probability Density Function

5 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 41 Figure 2: The Plots of the Hazard Rate Function Figure 3: The Plots of the Reversed Hazard Rate Function

6 42 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation d. Quantiles of the Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution The quantile function of the IKum is given by; [( ) ] (10) Special cases can be obtained using (10) such as the second quartile (median), when, Median = [( ) ], (11) the inter-quantile range can be expressed as (. / ) (. / ). (12) e. The Central Non-Central Moments The non-central moment of the IKum distribution is given by. /. /, (13) where B (.,.) is the beta function. Thus, the mean the variance of IKum are given by:. /,, (14). / 0. /1, (15) It is noticed that the r th moment depends on beta function, therefore, it is suitable to find the approximate mean the approximate variance. f. The Approximate Mean Variance If W, with then the rom variable 0 1, [See Appendix B]. Using this relation applying Taylor series to obtain the approximate formula for the mean the variance of T, one obtains: (16) ( ) (17) where 0 1 (18)

7 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 43, (19), -, (20) (For more details, see Casella Berger (2002)). If substituting (18), (19) (20) in (16) (17) it can be shown that the approximate mean variance of T are [ ], -, (21). (22) g. Order Statistics The order statistic, of a rom sample of size n from the IKum distribution has the following density ( ) ( ) ( ( ) ). ( ( ) ) / (23) Special Cases i) When one obtains the pdf of the first order statistic ( ) ( ) [ ( ( ) ) ]. (24) ii) When the pdf of the largest order statistic can be obtained ( ) ( ) ( ( ) ) (25) iii) The median distribution of a rom sample of size n from the IKum (α, β) distribution (when n is odd) has the density (. / ) (. / ) (. / ) ( (. / ) ). / ( ( (. / ) ) ),. /. /. (26) 3. RELATED DISTRIBUTIONS This section discussed some sub-models of IKum distribution, some relations of the IKum distribution to other distributions limiting distributions.

8 44 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation 3.1 Some sub-models i) Lomax (Pareto Type II) distribution The Lomax distribution is a special case from IKum distribution, when (2) with the following pdf (27) ii) Beta Type II (inverted beta) distribution The inverted beta Type II is a special case from IKum distribution, when in (2) as follows (28) ( ) ( ) iii) The log-logistic (Fisk) distribution The log-logistic (Fisk) distribution is a special case from IKum distribution, when in (2), with the following form in (29) 3.2 Some Relations between the Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution other Distributions The IKum distribution can be transformed to several distributions using appropriate transformations such as exponentiated Weibull (exponentiated exponential, Weibull, Burr Type X, exponential Rayleigh), generalized uniform (beta Type I, inverted generalized Pareto Type I uniform (0, 1)), left truncated exponentiated exponential (left truncated exponential exponential), exponentiated Burr Type XII (Burr Type XII, generalized Lomax, beta Type II F- distribution), Kum-Dagum (Dagum, Kum- Burr Type III, Burr Type III log logistic) Kum-inverse Weibull (Kum-inverse exponential inverse exponential). Table 1 summarizes the transformations from IKum distribution to other distributions [See Appendix A]. 3.3 Limiting Distributions i) If. / then the pdf of is. / As the pdf of tends to, which is the pdf of the inverted Weibull distribution. ii) If T ( ) then the pdf of is. /.. / / As the pdf of tends to, which is the pdf of the generalized exponential distribution.

9 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 45 iii) If T. /.. / / then the pdf of is. / (. / ) As both the pdf of tends to, - which is the pdf of the stard extreme value distribution of the first Type. [For proofs, See Appendix B]. 4. ESTIMATION BASED ON TYPE II CENSORED DATA This section develops the estimation of the shape parameters, rf hrf based on Type II censored samples using maximum likelihood Bayesian approaches. Also the confidence intervals of the shape parameters, rf hrf are obtained. 4.1 Maximum Likelihood Estimation In this subsection, the maximum likelihood (ML) estimation is used to estimate the parameters, rf hrf of IKum based on Type II censored samples. Suppose that ( ) is a censored sample of size r obtained from a life test on n items, the likelihood function based on Type II censored sample is given by, -, - ( ) ( ( ) ) [ ( ( ) ) ]. (30) The natural logarithm of the likelihood function is given by ( ) ( ( ) ) 0 ( ( ) ) 1. (31) Considering the two parameters likelihood function in (31) with respect to are unknown differentiating the log as follows: ( ( ) ). ( ) / 0. ( ) /1. ( ) / ( ) ( ) ( ). ( ) /, (32). ( ) / ( ) ( ). ( ) / (33) Equating the two nonlinear Equations (32) (33) to zero, solving numerically one obtains the maximum likelihood estimates (MLEs) of.

10 46 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation The MLEs of the, can be obtained, using the invariance property of ML estimation, by replacing the parameters in (4) - (8) by their ML estimators. The ML estimators of are given, respectively by ( ) (34) (35) ( )( ) (36) ( ) ( ) ( ) (37) ( ) ( ) (38) Asymptotic Variance Covariance Matrix of Maximum Likelihood Estimators The asymptotic variance-covariance matrix of the ML estimators for the two parameters is the inverse of the observed Fisher information matrix as follows with 0 ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) 1 [ ] 0 ( ) 1 0 ( ) 1 *. ( ) / +. ( ) / 0 ( ) 1. ( ) /, (39) * ( ) ( ).( ) / ( ) ( ) ( ) + ( ). ( ) / ( ). ( ) / ( ). ( ) / ( ) *. ( ) / + ( ). ( ) / ( ). ( ) / (40)

11 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 47. ( ) / ( ). ( ) / ( ) *. ( ) / + ( ) ( ) 0( ) 1 ( ). ( ) / ( ).( ) /*. ( ) / +. ( ) /. ( ) / ( ). ( ) / ( ) *. ( ) / + (41) The asymptotic normality of ML estimation can be used to compute the asymptotic 100(1- ) confidence intervals for as follows ( ) ( ). (42) Also, the asymptotic 100(1- ) confidence intervals for are given by ( ). / (43) where. / is stard normal is the confidence cofficient. 4.2 Bayesian estimation In this subsection, the Bayesian approach is considered, under squared error (SE) loss function to estimate the parameters, rf hrf of the IKum distribution based on Type II censored samples, using the non-informative prior. Also credible intervals for the parameters, rf hrf are obtained. Assuming that both of the parameters distributions, the joint non-informative prior on are unknown independent is,. (44) The joint posterior distribution of can be obtained using (30) (44) as follows ( ) ( ) (45) ( ) (46) ( ) (47) where ( ( ) ) ( ( ) ), which is a normalizing constant. ( )

12 48 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation Considering the SE loss function as a symmetric loss function, then the Bayes estimators of the parameters, based on Type II censoring, is the mean of the posterior density using the joint non-informative prior, one can obtain the Bayes estimators for the parameters, which are given by their marginal posterior expectations using (47) as follows ( ) ( ) ( ) (48) ( ) (49) Also, the Bayes estimators of the rf hrf under SE loss function can be obtained using (4), (7) (47) as follows ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) (50) ( ) ( ) (51) To obtain the Bayes estimates of the parameters, rf hrf, the Equations (48)-(51) should be solved numerically. The credible intervals for the Bayes estimators of can be obtained from IKum distribution based on Type II censored data. In general, is a 100(1- ) % credible interval for if where [ ] ( ), are the lower limit (LL) upper limit (UL). Since, the posterior distribution is given by (47), then a 100 (1- for is. /, where [ ], [ ] ( ) ) % credible interval (52) ( ) (53) Also, a 100 (1- ) % credible interval for parameter is. / where

13 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 49 [ ] [ ] ( ), (54) ( ) (55) 5.1 Simulation Study 5. NUMERICAL ILLUSTRATION a. In this section, a simulation study is presented to illustrate the application of the various theoretical results developed in the previous section on basis of generated data from IKum distribution, for different sample sizes (n=20, 30, ) using number of replications NR= The computations are performed using Mathematica 9. b. The relative absolute biases (RABs), relative mean square errors (RMSEs), variances estimated risks (ERs) of ML Bayes estimates of the shape parameters, rf hrf are computed as follows: 1) RABs (estimator) =,, 2) Relative mean square errors (RMSEs) = 3) Variances (estimator) = 4) Estimated risk (estimator)= c. Table 2 displays the (RABs), (RMSEs) variances of MLEs 95% confidence intervals (CIs) where the population parameter values are based on three levels of Type II censoring 70%, 90% 100%. Table 3 displays the same computational results but for different population parameter values for in Table 4. d. Table 5 presents RABs, RMSEs of the MLEs 95% CIs of the rf hrf at different mission time where ( 0.3, 0.6 1) from IKum distribution for different sample sizes where (n=20, ) level of censoring 90% repetitions NR = e. Table 6 shows the Bayes averages of the parameters, rf hrf their ERs, stard deviations (Sds) CIs based on Type II censoring using the joint noninformative prior. The computations are performed using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method. Concluding Remarks i) From Tables 2, 3 4, one can observe that the RABs, variances RMSEs of the MLEs of the shape parameters decrease when the sample size n increases. Also, it is observed that as the level of censoring decreases the RABs, variances RMSEs of the estimates decrease. The lengths of the CI becomes narrower as the sample size increases.

14 50 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation ii) Table 5 indicates that the rf decreases the hrf increases when the mission time increases, also the RABs RMSEs of the MLEs of the rf the hrf decrease when the sample size increases. iii) It is clear from Table 6 that the MSEs Sds of the Bayes averages of the parameters, rf hrf performs better the lengths of the CIs get shorter when the sample size increases. iv) These results are expected since decreasing the level of censoring means that more information is provided by the sample hence increase the accuracy of the estimates. v) In general, when, all the results obtained for Type II censored sample reduce to those of the complete sample. 5.2 Applications In this subsection, three applications of real data sets are provided to illustrate the importance of the IKum distribution. To check the validity of the fitted model, Kolmogorov- Smirnov goodness of fit test is performed for each data set the p values in each case indicates that the model fits the data very well. Table 7 shows ML averages of the parameters, rf, hrf their ERs, for the real data based on Type II censoring. Table 8 displays the Bayes averages of the parameters their ERs based on Type II censoring using the joint non-informative prior. i) The first application is a real data set given by Hinkley (1977). It consists of thirty successive values of March precipitation (in inches) in Minneapolis/St Paul. The data is 0.77, 1.74, 0.81, 1.20, 1.95, 1.20, 0.47, 1.43, 3.37, 2.20, 3.00, 3.09, 1.51, 2.10, 0.52, 1.62, 1.31, 0.32, 0.59, 0.81, 2.81, 1.87, 1.18, 1.35, 4.75, 2.48, 0.96, 1.89, 0.90, ii) The second application is given by Murthy et al. (2004). The data refers to the time between failures for repairable items. The data is 1.43, 0.11, 0.71, 0.77, 2.63, 1.49, 3.46, 2.46, 0.59, 0.74, 1.23, 0.94, 4.36, 0.40, 1.74, 4.73, 2.23, 0.45, 0.70, 1.06, 1.46, 0.30, 1.82, 2.37, 0.63, 1.23, 1.24, 1.97, 1.86, iii) The third application is the vinyl chloride data obtained from clean upgrading, monitoring wells in mg/l; this data set was used by Bhaumik et al. (2009). The data is 5.1, 1.2, 1.3, 0.6, 0.5, 2.4, 0.5, 1.1, 8.0, 0.8, 0.4, 0.6, 0.9, 0.4, 2.0, 0.5, 5.3, 3.2, 2.7, 2.9, 2.5, 2.3, 1.0, 0.2, 0.1, 0.1, 1.8, 0.9, 2.0, 4.0, 6.8, 1.2, 0.4, 0.2. Concluding Remark The Bayes estimates of the parameters, rf hrf based on Type II censoring, under non-informative prior SE loss function, have ERs smaller than the corresponding ERs of the ML estimates.

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16 52 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation APPENDIX A Table 1 Summary of Some Transformations Applied to the Inverted Kumaraswamy the Resulting Distributions The resulting Transformation Pdf Distribution, - Special cases: i) Exponentiated Weibull Exponentiated exponential ii) Weibull iii) Burr Type X (generalized Rayleigh) iv) Exponential v) Rayleigh. / Special cases: i) c = 0 ii) c =0 Generalized uniform Beta Type I (1, ) Inverted generalized Pareto Type I iii) Uniform (0,1) Special cases: i) Left truncated exponentiated exponential Left truncated exponential ii) b = 0 Exponential ( ), (. /. / ).

17 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 53 Transformation Special cases: Table 1 (Continued) The resulting Distribution Exponentiated Burr Type XII i) Burr Type XII ii) iii) s = 1 iv) Generalized Lomax (Pareto Type II) Beta Type II F-distribution (2,2 ) Pdf (. / ) ( (. / ) ) ;. Special cases: Kumaraswamy-Dagum i) Dagum ii) Kumaraswamy-Burr Type III iii) Burr Type III iv) Kumaraswamy-Fisk (log logistic) ( ),. ( ) Special cases: i) b = 1 ii) b= Kumaraswamy-inverse Weibull Kumaraswamy-inverse exponential Inverse exponential,

18 54 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation Table 2 Relative absolute biases, relative mean square errors variances of ML estimates 95% confidence intervals of the shape parameters from IKum for different sample size n, censoring size r replications NR = n r Estimator RAB RMSE Variance LL UL Length

19 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 55 Table 3 Relative absolute biases, relative mean square errors variances of ML estimates 95% confidence intervals of the shape parameters from IKum for different sample size n, censoring size r repetitions NR = n r Estimator RAB RMSE Variance LL UL Length

20 56 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation Table 4 Relative absolute biases, relative mean square errors variances of ML estimates 95% confidence intervals of the shape parameters from IKum for different sample size n,censoring size r repetitions NR = n r Estimator RAB RMSE Variance LL UL Length

21 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 57 Table 5 Maximum likelihood averages, relative absolute biases, relative mean square errors of ML estimates 95% confidence intervals of the reliability hazard rate at from IKum for different sample size n, censoring size r =90% repetitions NR= n r Estimator Average RAB RMSE LL UL Length

22 58 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation Table 6 Bayes averages of the parameters, reliability hazard rate at their mean, stard deviations, squared errors, credible intervals based on Type II censoring n r Estimator Sd ER Average LL UL CI E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E

23 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 59 Table 7 ML Averages of the parameters, rf, hrf their estimated risks relative absolute biases for the real data based on Type II censoring Real Data n r Estimator Average ER RAB I II III Table 8 Bayes Averages of the parameters rf, hrf their estimated risks credible intervals under (non-informative prior) for the real data based on Type II censoring Real Data n r Estimator Average ER LL I II III e e e e UL CI

24 60 Inverted Kumaraswamy Distribution: Properties Estimation APPENDIX B 1) If has exponential pdf with parameter, then the rom variable 0 1 has IKum distribution with parameters given in Equation (2). Proof: Let be the pdf of exponential distribution, given by Assuming 0 1 then ( ), ( ), hence, the pdf of is given by ( ( ), then ( ) which is the pdf for IKum distribution. 2) Limiting distributions a) Let be the pdf of IKum distribution, given by (2) Considering, Then the interval (0, ),. Therefore, the pdf of is given by. / hence. /. As the pdf of tends to, which is the pdf of the inverted Weibull distribution.

25 Abd AL-Fattah, EL-Helbawy AL-Dayian 61 b) Let be the pdf of IKum distribution, given by (2) Considering ( ) then the interval (0, ). /,. / Therefore, the pdf of is given by (. / ), then. /.. / / As the pdf of tends to, which is the pdf of the generalized exponential distribution. c) Let be the pdf of IKum distribution, given by (2) Let. / then the interval (0, ) (. / ). /,. / Therefore, the pdf of is given by (. / ) hence, the pdf of is. / (. / ) As both the pdf of tends to, - which is the pdf of the stard extreme value distribution of the first Type.

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