Comparison of Five Tests of Fit for the Extreme Value Distribution

  • D. J. BestEmail author
  • J. C. W. Rayner
  • O. Thas


Tests for the Extreme Value distribution based on the sample skewness and kurtosis coefficients are shown to be related to components of smooth tests of goodness of fit and are compared with tests due to Anderson-Darling, Shapiro-Brain and Liao-Shimokawa. Two examples are given.

AMS Subject Classification

62F03 and 62G32 


Method of moments estimation Orthonormal functions Skewness and kurtosis coefficients Skewed distributions Weibull distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Physical SciencesUniversity of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics, Biometrics and Process ControlGhent UniversityGentBelgium

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