Stochastic Comparisons of Spacings from Heterogeneous Samples

  • Subhash Kochar
  • Maochao Xu


In this paper we review some of the recently obtained results in the area of stochastic comparisons of sample spacings when the observations are not necessarily identically distributed. A few new results on necessary and sufficient conditions for various stochastic orderings among spacings are also given. The paper is concluded with some examples and applications.


Hazard Rate Stochastic Order Exponential Random Variable Commun Stat Theory Method Multivar Anal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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