By Samuel Kotz

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For the type 1 extreme value distribution, the reduced variable U = (X - p)/u has the mean y (Euler’s constant) and variance r 2 / 6 . Hence P X = p + v (cf. Sec. 2). 59 The efficiency gains are thus 150%, 250%, 450% and 860% for n = 5, 10, 15 and 20 respectively! 8 Extreme Value Distributions Conditional Method The conditional method of inference for location and scale parameters, first suggested by Fisher (1934) and discussed in detail by Lawless (1982), has been used effectively for the type 1 extreme value distribution by Lawless (1973, 1978) and Viveros and Balakrishnan (1994).

And p ( . ) are the cdf and pdf of the standard form of the type 1 extreme value distribution for minimum given by Fy(y) = 1 - e-ear and p y ( y ) = eyepeY. 104) the - p ) / g have a joint distribution functionally standardized variables, ( X ; - p ) / g , .. , (XAps independent of p and 0. 104). Then, 21 = are the pivotal quantities so that their joint density involves neither p nor c. With Ai = ( X i - ,ii)/6 ( i = 1 , 2 , . . , n - s), A = (Al, Az, . . , An-s) forms an ancillary statistic, and inferences for p and u may thus be based on the joint distribution of 2, and 22 conditional on the observed value a of A.

1972) provide tables which can be used to determine tolerance bounds for samples of sizes n = 40(20)120 with 50% or 75% of the largest observations censored. Johns and Lieberman (1966) presented tables that can be used to get tolerance bounds for sample sizes n = 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 and 100 with Type-I1 right censoring a t four values of s (the number of observations censored) for each n. Using the efficient simplified linear estimator given in Bain (1972), Mann et al. (1974) derived approximate tolerance bounds based on an F-approximation.