matrixdist-package: Statistics for Matrix Distributions

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This package is concerned with homogeneous and inhomogeneous phase–type distributions. Methods for functional evaluation, simulation and estimation using the EM algorithm are provided.


Martin Bladt and Jorge Yslas.

Maintainer: Martin Bladt <>


Asmussen, S., Nerman, O., & Olsson, M. (1996). Fitting phase-type distributions via the EM algorithm. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 419-441.

Olsson, M. (1996). Estimation of phase-type distributions from censored data. Scandinavian journal of statistics, 443-460.

Albrecher, H., & Bladt, M. (2019). Inhomogeneous phase-type distributions and heavy tails. Journal of Applied Probability, 56(4), 1044-1064.

Albrecher, H., Bladt, M., & Yslas, J. (2020). Fitting inhomogeneous Phase-Type distributions to data: The univariate and the multivariate case. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics.

Bladt, M., & Yslas, J. (2020). Inhomogeneous Markov Survival Regression Models. arXiv:2011.03219.

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