A Bayesian Estimation and Predictionof Gompertz Extension Distribution Using the MCMC Method
In this paper, the Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method is used to estimate the parameters of the Gompertz extension distribution based on a complete sample. We have developed a procedure to obtain Bayes estimates of the parameters of the Gompertz extension distribution using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) simulation method in Open BUGS, established software for Bayesian analysis using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods. We have obtained the Bayes estimates of the parameters, hazard and reliability functions, and their probability intervals are also presented. We have applied the predictive check method to discuss the issue of model compatibility. A real data set is considered for illustration under uniform and gamma priors.