Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 594–603 | Cite as

Chi-squared goodness-of-fit tests for the generalized Rayleigh distribution

  • D. Tilbi
  • N. Seddik-Ameur


In this article, we propose the construction of modified chi-squared goodness-of-fit tests for the generalized Rayleigh distribution for both complete and censored data. These tests are based on the Nikulin–Rao–Robson (NRR) statistic and its modification proposed for right-censored data by Bagdonavičius and Nikulin. Numerical examples of simulated samples and real data are given to illustrate the usefulness of the proposed tests.


Censored data chi-squared test generalized Rayleigh distribution maximum likelihood estimation NRR statistic 

AMS Subject Classification

62E15 62F03 62G05 62G10 62N05 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Probability and StatisticsBadji Mokhtar UniversityAnnabaAlgeria

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