Alpha Power Transformed Lindley Distribution
Keywords:hazard rate, Lindley distribution, maximum likelihood, upside-down bathtub
The one parameter Lindley distribustion (theta) has been widely used in various field such as biology, technique, medical, and industries. Lindley distribution is capable for modelling data with monotone increasing hazard rate. However, in real life, there are situations where the hazard rate is not monotone. Therefore, to enhance the Lindley distribution capabilities
for modelling data, a modification can be used by using Alpha Power Transformed method. The result of the modification of Lindley distribution is commonly called Alpha Power Transformed Lindley distribution (APTL) distribution that has two parameters (alpha, theta). This new APTL distribution is appropriate in modelling data with decreasing or unimodal shaped of probability density function, and has hazard rates with increasing, decreasing, and upside-down bathtub shaped. The properties of the proposed distribution are discussed include probability density function, cumulative distribution function, survival function, hazard rate function, moment generating function, and rth moment. The
model parameters are obtained using maximum likelihood method. The waiting time data is used as an illustration to describe the utility of APTL distribution.