A Comparative Study of Traditional and Kullback-Leibler Divergence of Survival Functions Estimators for the Parameter of Lindley Distribution


  • Sultan Parveen Aliah University
  • Sanjay Kumar Singh Banaras Hindu University
  • Umesh Singh Banaras Hindu University.
  • Dinesh Kumar Banaras Hindu University




A new point estimation method based on Kullback-Leibler divergence of survival functions (KLS), measuring the distance between an empirical and prescribed survival functions, has been used to estimate the parameter of Lindley distribution. The simulation studies have been carried out to compare the performance of the proposed estimator with the corresponding Least square (LS), Maximum likelihood (ML) and Maximum product spacing (MPS) methods of estimation.

Author Biographies

Sultan Parveen, Aliah University

Assistan Professor

Department of Statistics & Informatics.

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Banaras Hindu University


Department of Statistics.

Umesh Singh, Banaras Hindu University.


Department of Statistics.

Dinesh Kumar, Banaras Hindu University

Assistant Professor

Department of Statistics.


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How to Cite

Parveen, S., Singh, S. K., Singh, U., & Kumar, D. (2019). A Comparative Study of Traditional and Kullback-Leibler Divergence of Survival Functions Estimators for the Parameter of Lindley Distribution. Austrian Journal of Statistics, 48(5), 45–53. https://doi.org/10.17713/ajs.v48i5.772