The Topp-Leone distribution, first proposed by Topp and Leone in 1955 , is a J-shaped alternative to the beta distribution. It has finite support and a bathtub shaped hazard function, which makes it especially suited for reliability studies .
Topp-Leone distribution properties
The probability density function (PDF) for the Topp-Leone distribution is 
The hazard function can be expressed in closed form as 
𝜆(𝑥) = (2𝑣/𝑏)𝑦(1 − 𝑦2)𝑣 − 1/[1 − (1 − 𝑦2)𝑣] ,
where 𝑦 = 1 − (𝑥/𝑏) .
Extensions to the Topp-Leone distribution include:
- The Type II generalized Topp– Leone–G (TIIGTL-G) family, which has a more flexible density function. In addition to J-shaped, its density function can be unimodel, left-skewed, right-skewed, and reversed-J shaped, with increasing, decreasing, upside-down, J or reversed-J hazard rates .
- The beta Topp-Leone generated family of distributions is a combination of the beta generated family and the Topp-Leone generated family .
- The beta Topp-Leone Weibull distribution has flexible hazard shapes which can be monotonically increasing, monotonically de-creasing, bathtub-shaped, upside-down bathtub-shaped and modified bathtub-shaped .
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