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Statistical Distribution Theory (StatDisT) group


One of the top priorities of a leading research group is to produce quality research that is publishable in internationally accredited peer-reviewed journals.  StatDisT is no exception to this.  Furthermore, it is important to build contacts within our research field via national- and international conference attendance and presentations.  StatDisT encourages its group members to actively partake in various research activities in order to build a strong network of statisticians who are serious about research in the field of statistical distribution theory.

(This research output is supported by the National Research Foundation (South Africa) and STATOMET.)

StatDisT (Statistical Distribution Theory) research group is a dynamic research group based in the Department of Statistics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria.

The research of StatDisT includes:

(a) distributions with bounded and unbounded domain; (b) the distributions of operations on independent/dependent random variables/matrix variables; (c) normal and non-normal distributions; (d) methods to derive new distributions;  (e) properties of new distributions using theory supported by mathematical software; (f) inference (classical and Bayesian); and (g) applications.

Please click on the links below to find out more about the StatDisT research group.


Mathematica code for the Distribution of Product of Generalised Gamma 



Peer-reviewed Publications


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Professor Andriëtte Bekker

Tel: +27 12 420 2523





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