In this paper we propose a bimodal gamma distribution using a quadratic transformation based on the alpha-skew-normal model. We discuss several properties of this distribution such as mean, variance, moments, hazard rate and entropy measures. Further, we propose a new regression model with censored data based on the bimodal gamma distribution. This regression model can be very useful to the analysis of real data and could give more realistic fits than other special regression models. Monte Carlo simulations were performed to check the bias in the maximum likelihood estimation. The proposed models are applied to two real data sets found in literature.
- Pub Date:
- April 2020
- Statistics - Methodology;
- Mathematics - Probability;
- Mathematics - Statistics Theory;
- 26 pages, 13 figures. Accepted for publication in Statistics: A Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics