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The Generalized Extreme Value Distribution

Density function, distribution function, quantile function and random generation for the generalized extreme value (GEV) distribution with location, scale and shape parameters.

Keywords
distribution
Usage
dgev(x, loc=0, scale=1, shape=0, log = FALSE) 
pgev(q, loc=0, scale=1, shape=0, lower.tail = TRUE) 
qgev(p, loc=0, scale=1, shape=0, lower.tail = TRUE)
rgev(n, loc=0, scale=1, shape=0)
Arguments
x, q
Vector of quantiles.
p
Vector of probabilities.
n
Number of observations.
loc, scale, shape
Location, scale and shape parameters; the shape argument cannot be a vector (must have length one).
log
Logical; if TRUE, the log density is returned.
lower.tail
Logical; if TRUE (default), probabilities are P[X <= x],="" otherwise,="" p[x=""> x]
Details

The GEV distribution function with parameters $\code{loc} = a$, $\code{scale} = b$ and $\code{shape} = s$ is $$G(z) = \exp\left[-{1+s(z-a)/b}^{-1/s}\right]$$ for $1+s(z-a)/b > 0$, where $b > 0$. If $s = 0$ the distribution is defined by continuity. If $1+s(z-a)/b \leq 0$, the value $z$ is either greater than the upper end point (if $s < 0$), or less than the lower end point (if $s > 0$). The parametric form of the GEV encompasses that of the Gumbel, Frechet and reversed Weibull distributions, which are obtained for $s = 0$, $s > 0$ and $s < 0$ respectively. It was first introduced by Jenkinson (1955).

Value

  • dgev gives the density function, pgev gives the distribution function, qgev gives the quantile function, and rgev generates random deviates.

References

Jenkinson, A. F. (1955) The frequency distribution of the annual maximum (or minimum) of meteorological elements. Quart. J. R. Met. Soc., 81, 158--171.

See Also

fgev, rfrechet, rgumbel, rrweibull

Aliases
  • dgev
  • pgev
  • qgev
  • rgev
Examples
dgev(2:4, 1, 0.5, 0.8)
pgev(2:4, 1, 0.5, 0.8)
qgev(seq(0.9, 0.6, -0.1), 2, 0.5, 0.8)
rgev(6, 1, 0.5, 0.8)
p <- (1:9)/10
pgev(qgev(p, 1, 2, 0.8), 1, 2, 0.8)
## [1] 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9
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