SpliceFitPareto: Splicing of mixed Erlang and Pareto

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/Splicing.R

Description

Fit spliced distribution of a mixed Erlang distribution and Pareto distribution(s). The shape parameter(s) of the Pareto distribution(s) is determined using the Hill estimator.

Usage

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SpliceFitPareto(X, const = NULL, tsplice = NULL, M = 3, s = 1:10, trunclower = 0, 
                truncupper = Inf, EVTtruncation = FALSE, ncores = NULL, 
                criterium = c("BIC","AIC"), reduceM = TRUE,
                eps = 10^(-3), beta_tol = 10^(-5), maxiter = Inf)
              
SpliceFitHill(X, const = NULL, tsplice = NULL, M = 3, s = 1:10, trunclower = 0, 
              truncupper = Inf, EVTtruncation = FALSE, ncores = NULL,
              criterium = c("BIC","AIC"), reduceM = TRUE,
              eps = 10^(-3), beta_tol = 10^(-5), maxiter = Inf)

Arguments

X

Data used for fitting the distribution.

const

Vector of length l containing the probabilities of the quantiles where the distributions will be spliced (splicing points). The ME distribution will be spliced with l Pareto distributions. Default is NULL meaning the input from tsplice is used.

tsplice

Vector of length l containing the splicing points. The ME distribution will be spliced with l Pareto distributions. Default is NULL meaning the input from const is used.

M

Initial number of Erlang mixtures, default is 3. This number can change when determining an optimal mixed Erlang fit using an information criterion.

s

Vector of spread factors for the EM algorithm, default is 1:10. We loop over these factors when determining an optimal mixed Erlang fit using an information criterion, see Verbelen et al. (2016).

trunclower

Lower truncation point. Default is 0.

truncupper

Upper truncation point. Default is Inf (no upper truncation). When truncupper=Inf and EVTtruncation=TRUE, the truncation point is estimated using the approach of Beirlant et al. (2016).

EVTtruncation

Logical indicating if the l-th Pareto distribution is a truncated Pareto distribution. Default is FALSE.

ncores

Number of cores to use when determining an optimal mixed Erlang fit using an information criterion. When NULL (default), max(nc-1,1) cores are used where nc is the number of cores as determined by detectCores.

criterium

Information criterion used to select the number of components of the ME fit and s. One of "AIC" and "BIC" (default).

reduceM

Logical indicating if M should be reduced based on the information criterion, default is TRUE.

eps

Covergence threshold used in the EM algorithm (ME part). Default is 10^(-3).

beta_tol

Threshold for the mixing weights below which the corresponding shape parameter vector is considered neglectable (ME part). Default is 10^(-5).

maxiter

Maximum number of iterations in a single EM algorithm execution (ME part). Default is Inf meaning no maximum number of iterations.

Details

See Reynkens et al. (2017), Section 4.3.1 of Albrecher et al. (2017) and Verbelen et al. (2015) for details. The code follows the notation of the latter. Initial values follow from Verbelen et al. (2016).

The SpliceFitHill function is the same function but with a different name for compatibility with old versions of the package.

Use SpliceFiticPareto when censoring is present.

Value

A SpliceFit object.

Author(s)

Tom Reynkens with R code from Roel Verbelen for fitting the mixed Erlang distribution.

References

Albrecher, H., Beirlant, J. and Teugels, J. (2017). Reinsurance: Actuarial and Statistical Aspects, Wiley, Chichester.

Beirlant, J., Fraga Alves, M.I. and Gomes, M.I. (2016). "Tail fitting for Truncated and Non-truncated Pareto-type Distributions." Extremes, 19, 429–462.

Reynkens, T., Verbelen, R., Beirlant, J. and Antonio, K. (2017). "Modelling Censored Losses Using Splicing: a Global Fit Strategy With Mixed Erlang and Extreme Value Distributions". Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 77, 65–77.

Verbelen, R., Gong, L., Antonio, K., Badescu, A. and Lin, S. (2015). "Fitting Mixtures of Erlangs to Censored and Truncated Data Using the EM Algorithm." Astin Bulletin, 45, 729–758.

Verbelen, R., Antonio, K. and Claeskens, G. (2016). "Multivariate Mixtures of Erlangs for Density Estimation Under Censoring." Lifetime Data Analysis, 22, 429–455.

See Also

SpliceFiticPareto, SpliceFitGPD, Splice, Hill, trHill

Examples

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## Not run: 

# Pareto random sample
X <- rpareto(1000, shape = 2)

# Splice ME and Pareto
splicefit <- SpliceFitPareto(X, 0.6)



x <- seq(0, 20, 0.01)

# Plot of spliced CDF
plot(x, pSplice(x, splicefit), type="l", xlab="x", ylab="F(x)")

# Plot of spliced PDF
plot(x, dSplice(x, splicefit), type="l", xlab="x", ylab="f(x)")



# Fitted survival function and empirical survival function 
SpliceECDF(x, X, splicefit)

# Log-log plot with empirical survival function and fitted survival function
SpliceLL(x, X, splicefit)

# PP-plot of empirical survival function and fitted survival function
SplicePP(X, splicefit)

# PP-plot of empirical survival function and 
# fitted survival function with log-scales
SplicePP(X, splicefit, log=TRUE)

# Splicing QQ-plot
SpliceQQ(X, splicefit)

## End(Not run)

Example output

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