Graphical Analysis of Life Data

  • Shelemyahu Zacks
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


In the present chapter we study several graphical techniques for testing which life distribution fits the data. The objective is to obtain fast graphical verification or assessment of the type of life distribution for a particular system. The analysis is based on a given sample of observations on the TTF of a given system (or component of a system). It is often the case that such observations are censored (see Section 2.1) and the information is incomplete. We also distinguish between parametric and non-parametric (distribution-free) models of life distribution. We start with probability plotting techniques for parametric uncensored data.


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelemyahu Zacks
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesState University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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