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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-005-08-0471


Laha Distribution: Computer Generation and Applications to Life Time Modelling

Ileana Popescu (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Computer Science, Romania)

Monica Dumitrescu (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Probability and Statistics, Romania)

Abstract: Laha distribution has been introduced in 1958 as an example of a non-normal distribution where the quotient follows the Cauchy law. In this paper we present two procedures for the computer generation of this distribution and we discuss its applications to life time modelling.

Keywords: composition procedure, computer generation, life time, ratio of uniforms method

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