Article

Title: On Testing the Inverse Gaussian Distribution Hypothesis

Author(s): Jos´e A. Villase˜nor,, Adri´an Ochoa and Elizabeth Gonz´alez-Estrada
Issue: Volume 81 Series B Part 1 Year 2019
Pages: 60 -- 74
Abstract
The family of Inverse Gaussian (IG) distributions has applications in areas such as hydrology, lifetime testing, and reliability, among others. In this paper, a new characterization for this family of distributions is introduced and is used to propose a test of fit for the IG distribution hypothesis with unknown parameters. As a second test, observations are transformed to normal variables and then Shapiro-Wilk test is used to test for normality. Simulation results show that the proposed tests preserve the nominal test size and are competitive against some existing tests for the same problem. Three real datasets are used to illustrate the application of these tests.
Primary 62F03, 62H15, 62H05; Secondary 62F40, 62F05, 62P30.
Keywords and phrases: Anderson-Darling test, Characterizations, Convolution, Data transformations, Gamma distribution, Goodness-of-fit test, Shapiro-Wilk test