Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Representing General Distributions by Coxians


A common analytical technique involves using a Coxian distribution to model a general distribution G, where the Coxian distribution agrees with G on the first three moments. This technique is motivated by the analytical tracability of the Coxian distribution. Algorithms for mapping an input distribution G to a Coxian distribution largely hinge on knowing a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-45232-4_12

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