Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
How to Cite
Klein, J. P., Andersen, P. K. and Keiding, N. 2005. Weibull Distribution. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 8.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Properties and derivations of the Weibull distribution are discussed. The Weibull distribution is shown to arise as a limiting distribution of the minimum of n independent random variables. A derivation based on a model for carcinogenesis is presented. The Weibull distribution is shown to fall in both the proportional hazards and accelerated failure-time class of models.
- two-parameter Weibull;
- hazard plots;
- multistage model of carcinogenesis;
- extreme-value distribution;
- accelerated failure-time model;
- proportional hazards model