Bayesian estimation of location parameters in life distribution

F.P.A. Coolen, M.J. Newby

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For some distributions commonly used in reliability analysis the likelihood function has a singularity at the smallest observation. The use of grouped likelihood in Bayesian inference is discussed. It is shown that the product of spacings can be used in place of the likelihood. Similarities with and differences from a standard Bayesian approach are illustrated by means of examples. In particular some computational advantages are pointed out.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-298
Number of pages6
JournalReliability Engineering and System Safety
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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