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The Weibull distribution is useful but its parameterization is confusing

June 5, 2015

The Weibull distribution is a very useful generalization of the exponential distribution that frequently appears in analysis of survival times and extreme events. Nevertheless it is a confusing distribution to use due to the different parameterizations that one finds in the literature

http://sites.stat.psu.edu/~dhunter/525/weekly/weibull.pdf

http://psfaculty.ucdavis.edu/bsjjones/slide3_parm.pdf

http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/18550/how-do-i-parameterize-a-weibull-distribution-in-jags-bugs

So be aware 🙂

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