SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.19 número2Análisis del Consumo de Coque de Petróleo en Algunos Sectores Industriales índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados



Links relacionados


Información tecnológica

versión On-line ISSN 0718-0764


RAYNAL, José A. Comparison of the Method of the Principle of Maximum Entropy for the Estimation of Parameters of the Extreme Value Type I Distribution. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.2, pp. 103-112. ISSN 0718-0764.

The method of the Principle of Maximum Entropy (POME) applied to the estimation of parameters of the extreme value type I distribution, (EVI) is analyzed. The POME method has been compared with others of widespread use, like the methods of moments (MOM), maximum likelihood (ML) and probability weighted moments (PWM), with both real flood data and through distributional sampling experiments. The POME method was another good option for estimating the parameters of the EVI distribution, but not as good as those provided by the methods of PWM, ML and MOM. It was also detected that the POME method has a better performance when the sample size is bigger than 50 values of maximum annual floods.

Palabras clave : maximum entropy; frequency analysis; floods; parameter estimation; extreme values.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · pdf en Español