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Abstract

Mixtures models have received sizeable attention from analysts in the recent years. Some work on Bayesian estimation of the parameters of mixture models have appeared. However, the were restricted to the Bayes point estimation The methodology for the Bayesian interval estimation of the parameters for said models is still to be explored. This paper proposes the posterior interval estimation (along with point estimation) for the parameters of a two-component mixture of the Gompertz distribution. The posterior predictive intervals are also derived and evaluated. Different informative and non-informative priors are assumed under a couple of loss functions for the posterior analysis. A simulation study was carried out in order to make comparisons among different point and interval estimators. The applicability of the results is illustrated via a real life example.

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