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Probability: Weibull distributions

kberisso
Jan 23
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I know that this is not currently covered in the book - and is a bit advanced - but does anyone have any good material on how to determine what alpha and beta to use with a Weibull distribution? I am looking to add Weibull and MTTF to my offering based on the OpenIntro book and was hoping for some pointers.

David
Jan 27
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Hi kberisso, is this for covering Bayesian statistics? If so, MCMC (e.g. Metropolis-Hastings) seems like a good option. If not, then this isn't something I've done myself, but Wikipedia goes through some detail using maximum likelihood:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weibull_distribution#Parameter_estimation

David

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weibull_distribution#Parameter_estimation

David

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