Setting the scene

Carlos A. Coelho, Barry C. Arnold

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Although the Fox H and Meijer G functions yield very handy representations for the probability density functions and cumulative distribution functions of several distributions and distributions of products of independent random variables, they are not computationally efficient and most of the time not even utilizable in practice because of serious difficulties found in their efficient computational implementation, even when using the most up-to-date software. This way, looking for alternative representations, namely finite form ones, is a most useful and desirable goal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinite Form Representations for Meijer G and Fox H Functions
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-28790-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-28789-4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Statistics
ISSN (Print)0930-0325
ISSN (Electronic)2197-7186


  • Finite form
  • Fox H function
  • GIG (Generalized Integer Gamma) distribution
  • Meijer G function


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