The meijer G and fox H functions

Carlos A. Coelho, Barry C. Arnold

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In this chapter besides briefly introducing the Meijer G and Fox H functions through their usual definitions, the authors open the way to the establishment of several cases where there are finite representations for these functions which have not been previously identified and that as such are not recognized by any of the available software. These cases are related to the distribution of three extended products of independent Beta random variables, which are treated in Chap. 3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFinite Form Representations for Meijer G and Fox H Functions
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
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


  • Beta distribution
  • Characteristic functions
  • Inverse Mellin transform
  • Mellin transform
  • Mellin-Barnes contour integral
  • Products of Beta r.v.’s


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