The Beta Transmuted Weibull Distribution


  • Manisha Pal University of Calcutta
  • Montip Tiensuwan Mahidol University, Bangkok



The paper introduces a beta transmuted Weibull distribution, which contains a number of
distributions as special cases. The properties of the distribution are discussed and explicit expressions are derived for the mean deviations, Bonferroni and Lorenz curves, and reliability. The distribution and moments of order statistics are also studied. Estimation of the model parameters by the method of maximum likelihood is discussed. The log beta transmuted Weibull model is introduced to analyze censored data. Finally, the usefulness of the new distribution in analyzing positive data is illustrated.

Author Biography

Manisha Pal, University of Calcutta

Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Calcutta


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How to Cite

Pal, M., & Tiensuwan, M. (2014). The Beta Transmuted Weibull Distribution. Austrian Journal of Statistics, 43(2), 133–149.