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Proyecciones (Antofagasta) vol.31 no.3 Antofagasta Sept. 2012 

Proyecciones Journal of Mathematics Vol. 31, No 3, pp. 197-207, September 2012. Universidad Católica del Norte Antofagasta - Chile


A note on rescalings of the skew-normal distribution


Osvaldo Venegas
Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile

David Elal-Olivero
Universidad de Atacama, Chile

Héctor W. Gómez
Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile


In this article, we show that certain skew-normal parametric statistical models are a result of rescalings of the skew normal model studied by Azzalini (1985). Using this procedure we define a class of skew-normal distributions and we study its moment, skewness and kurtosis coefficients. At the end of this article we will use this class of distribution to make some extensions of the skew-normal model.

Key Words : Asymmetry, Rescalings, Skew-Normal model.


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Osvaldo Venegas

Departamento de Ciencias Matemóticas y Físicas, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Catóolica de Temuco,




David Elal-Olivero

Departamento de Matemótica, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Atacama, Avenida Copayapu 485, Copiapóo,


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Hector W. Gomez

Departamento de Matemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad de Antofagasta, Antofagasta,




Received : December 2011. Accepted : March 2012

Supported by Grant DGIP 2009 | 2 | 1. ,Grant DIUDA-221189 and FONDECYT (Chile) 1090411.

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