A Class of Truncated Binomial Lifetime Distributions

  title={A Class of Truncated Binomial Lifetime Distributions},
  author={Said Hofan Alkarni},
In this paper, a new lifetime class with decreasing failure rate is introduced by compounding truncated binomial distribution with any proper continuous lifetime distribution. The properties of the proposed class are discussed, including a formal proof of its probability density function, distribution function and explicit algebraic formulae for its reliability and failure rate functions. A simple EM-type algorithm for iteratively computing maximum likelihood estimates is presented. The Fisher… CONTINUE READING