# Rebuttal of the 'Letter to the Editor' of Annals of Applied Statistics on Lambert W x F Distributions and the IGMM Algorithm

@article{Goerg2016RebuttalOT, title={Rebuttal of the 'Letter to the Editor' of Annals of Applied Statistics on Lambert W x F Distributions and the IGMM Algorithm}, author={Georg M. Goerg}, journal={arXiv: Methodology}, year={2016} }

I discuss comments and claims made in Stehlik and Hermann (2015) about skewed Lambert W x F random variables and the IGMM algorithm. I clarify misunderstandings about the definition and use of Lambert W x F distributions and show that most of their empirical results cannot be reproduced. I also introduce a variant of location-scale Lambert W x F distributions that are well-defined for random variables X ~ F with non-finite mean and variance.

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