# bigumbelIexp: Gumbel's Type I Bivariate Distribution Family Function In VGAM: Vector Generalized Linear and Additive Models

 bigumbelIexp R Documentation

## Gumbel's Type I Bivariate Distribution Family Function

### Description

Estimate the association parameter of Gumbel's Type I bivariate distribution by maximum likelihood estimation.

### Usage

bigumbelIexp(lapar = "identitylink", iapar = NULL, imethod = 1)


### Arguments

 lapar Link function applied to the association parameter \alpha. See Links for more choices. iapar Numeric. Optional initial value for \alpha. By default, an initial value is chosen internally. If a convergence failure occurs try assigning a different value. Assigning a value will override the argument imethod. imethod An integer with value 1 or 2 which specifies the initialization method. If failure to converge occurs try the other value, or else specify a value for ia.

### Details

The cumulative distribution function is

P(Y_1 \leq y_1, Y_2 \leq y_2) = e^{-y_1-y_2+\alpha y_1 y_2} + 1 - e^{-y_1} - e^{-y_2} 

for real \alpha. The support of the function is for y_1>0 and y_2>0. The marginal distributions are an exponential distribution with unit mean.

A variant of Newton-Raphson is used, which only seems to work for an intercept model. It is a very good idea to set trace=TRUE.

### Value

An object of class "vglmff" (see vglmff-class). The object is used by modelling functions such as vglm and vgam.

### Note

The response must be a two-column matrix. Currently, the fitted value is a matrix with two columns and values equal to 1. This is because each marginal distribution corresponds to a exponential distribution with unit mean.

This VGAM family function should be used with caution.

T. W. Yee

### References

Gumbel, E. J. (1960). Bivariate Exponential Distributions. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 55, 698–707.

bifgmexp.

### Examples

nn <- 1000
gdata <- data.frame(y1 = rexp(nn), y2 = rexp(nn))
## Not run:  with(gdata, plot(cbind(y1, y2)))
fit <- vglm(cbind(y1, y2) ~ 1, bigumbelIexp, gdata, trace = TRUE)
coef(fit, matrix = TRUE)
Coef(fit)


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