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Loglogistic Distribution


The loglogistic distribution is a probability distribution whose logarithm has a logistic distribution. This distribution is often used in survival analysis to model events that experience an initial rate increase, followed by a rate decrease. It is also known as the Fisk distribution in economics applications.


The loglogistic distribution uses the following parameters.

muMean of logarithmic valuesμ>0
sigmaScale parameter of logarithmic valuesσ>0

Probability Density Function

The probability density function (pdf) is


where z=log(x)μσ.

Relationship to Other Distributions

The loglogistic distribution is closely related to the logistic distribution. If x is distributed loglogistically with parameters μ and σ, then log(x) is distributed logistically with parameters μ and σ. The relationship is similar to that between the lognormal and normal distribution.

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