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Statistical Inference Using Extreme Order Statistics

James Pickands III
The Annals of Statistics
Vol. 3, No. 1 (Jan., 1975), pp. 119-131
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2958083
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Abstract

A method is presented for making statistical inferences about the upper tail of a distribution function. It is useful for estimating the probabilities of future extremely large observations. The method is applicable if the underlying distribution function satisfies a condition which holds for all common continuous distribution functions.

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