< List of probability distributions < Beta exponential distribution
The beta exponential distribution is a generalization of the exponential distribution, generated from from the logit — the log odds of a probability — of a beta random variable. The distribution was introduced by Nadarajah and Kotz . With two extra shape parameters, the beta exponential distribution can fit a wider range of data than the exponential distribution; therefore, it has been widely used in life testing .
Other names for the beta exponential distribution include Gompertz-Verhulst, generalized Gompertz-Verhulst type III, log-beta, and exponential generalized beta type I distribution [3, 4, 5].
Beta Exponential distribution properties
The probability density function (PDF) of the beta exponential distribution is given by 
The exponentiated exponential distribution is a particular case when β = 1; the exponential distribution (with parameter βλ) is the particular case when α = 1. Other special cases include the Nadarajah-Kotz distribution and hyperbolic sine distribution. In addition, the beta exponential distribution is a limit of the generalized beta distribution .
The hazard rate is
is also the incomplete beta function.
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