This dissertation consists of three articles, proposing extensions of finite mixtures in regression models. Here we consider a flexible class of both univariate and multivariate distributions, which allow adequate modeling of asymmetric data that have multimodality, heavy tails and outlying observations. This class has special cases such as skew-normal, skew-t, skew-slash and skew normal contaminated distributions, as well as symmetric cases. Initially, a model is proposed based on the assumption that the errors follow a finite mixture of scale mixture of skew-normal (FM-SMSN) distribution rather than the conventional normal distribution. Next, we have a censored regression model where we consider that the error follows a finite mixture of scale mixture of normal (SMN) distribution. Next, we propose a censored regression model where we consider that the error follows a finite mixture of scale mixture of normal (SMN) distribution. Finally, we consider a finite mixture of multivariate regression where the error has a multivariate SMSN distribution. For all proposed models, two R packages were developed, which are reported in the appendix.
|Lugar de publicación||São Paulo|
|Estado||Publicada - 2018|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|