The R Journal: article published in 2020, volume 12:1

mistr: A Computational Framework for Mixture and Composite Distributions PDF download
Lukas Sablica and Kurt Hornik , The R Journal (2020) 12:1, pages 283-299.

Abstract Finite mixtures and composite distributions allow to model the probabilistic representation of data with more generality than simple distributions and are useful to consider in a wide range of applications. The R package mistr provides an extensible computational framework for creating, transforming, and evaluating these models, together with multiple methods for their visualization and description. In this paper we present the main computational framework of the package and illustrate its application. In addition, we provide and show functions for data modeling using two specific composite distributions as well as a numerical example where a composite distribution is estimated to describe the log-returns of selected stocks.

Received: 2019-08-14; online 2019-12-27, supplementary material, (1.9 KiB)
CRAN packages: mistr, distr, CompLognormal, evmix, OpVar, ReIns, gendist, ggplot2, actuar, bbmle
CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: Distributions, ExtremeValue, Finance, Graphics, Phylogenetics, Robust, TeachingStatistics

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  author = {Lukas Sablica and Kurt Hornik},
  title = {{mistr: A Computational Framework for Mixture and Composite Distributions}},
  year = {2020},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2020-003},
  url = {},
  pages = {283--299},
  volume = {12},
  number = {1}