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Divergence from, and Convergence to, Uniformity of Probability Density Quantiles

Abstract

The probability density quantile (pdQ) carries essential information regarding shape and tail behavior of a location-scale family. Convergence of repeated applications of the pdQ mapping to the uniform distribution is investigated and new fixed point theorems are established. The Kullback-Leibler divergences from uniformity of these pdQs are mapped and found to be ingredients in power functions of optimal tests for uniformity against alternative shapes.Comment: 13 pages, 2 figures. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:1605.0018

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