Volume 12, Number 2 (october 2013)                   JIRSS 2013, 12(2): 253-270 | Back to browse issues page

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Olosunde A A. On Exponential Power Distribution And Poultry Feeds Data: A Case Study. JIRSS. 2013; 12 (2) :253-270
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Abstract. In this paper, we propose to study a generalized form of the exponential power distribution which contains others in the literature as special cases. This unifying exponential power distribution is characterized by a parameter ω and a function h(ω) which regulates the tail behavior of the distribution, thus making it more flexible and suitable for modeling than the usual normal distribution, while retaining symmetry. We derive several mathematical and statistical properties of this distribution and estimate the parameters using both the moments and maximum likelihood approach, obtaining the information matrix in the process. The multivariate extension of the distribution is also examined. Finally we fit the univariate generalized exponential power distribution as well as the normal distribution to data on eggs produced by chicken on each of two different poultry feeds (inorganic and organic copper-salt compositions) and show that the generalized exponential power distribution fit is considerably better. We then use the Kolmogorov-Smirnov two samples one-tailed test to show that there is an increase in egg weights and decrease in cholesterol level when the feed is organic.
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Received: 2013/10/4 | Accepted: 2013/10/6 | Published: 2013/10/6

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