Extreme value distributions for the skew-symmetric family of distributions

Sheng Mao Chang, Marc G. Genton*

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We derive the extreme value distribution of the skew-symmetric family, the probability density function of the latter being defined as twice the product of a symmetric density and a skewing function. We show that, under certain conditions on the skewing function, this extreme value distribution is the same as that for the symmetric density. We illustrate our results using various examples of skew-symmetric distributions as well as two data sets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1705-1717
Number of pages13
JournalCommunications in Statistics - Theory and Methods
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jul 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Flexible skew-symmetric
  • Generalized skew-normal
  • Heavy tails
  • Multimodality
  • Selection models
  • Skew-Cauchy
  • Skew-t

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability


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