Table 2: MSEs and Abs. Biases (in parenthesis) for the failure rate .


25 3.68099 (0.54756)0.67105 (0.70131)0.32433 (0.22685)0.08476 (0.24458)
BS3.68274 (0.54755)0.67104 (0.70129)0.32525 (0.22687)0.08476 (0.24581)
BL 2.90228 (0.64591)0.73442 (0.73753)0.22901 (0.21768)0.08163 (0.24202)
BL 3.26232 (0.65045)0.73879 (0.72318)0.83318 (0.22460)0.07709 (0.23813)
BL 2.82598 (0.65421)0.73698 (0.73324)0.46876 (0.21809)0.07626 (0.23769)
BL 2.05587 (0.66813)0.71049 (0.71956)0.28028 (0.22308)0.07876 (0.23947)
BG 3.45630 (0.64855)0.70479 (0.72267)0.51944 (0.21948)0.07729 (0.23826)
BG 3.38251 (0.66240)0.68825 (0.71194)0.43598 (0.21791)0.07829 (0.23991)
BG 2.74521 (0.68257)0.68329 (0.70471)0.53684 (0.22410)0.07949 (0.24022)
BG 2.63739 (0.67368)0.64373 (0.69148)0.32230 (0.21216)0.08217 (0.24390)

50 2.74229 (0.54756)0.55963 (0.66088)0.10479 (0.18498)0.05991 (0.21456)
BS2.74207 (0.54755)0.55962 (0.66087)0.10482 (0.18497)0.05991 (0.21246)
BL 2.06952 (0.56294)0.55590 (0.66412)0.09266 (0.18624)0.06056 (0.21627)
BL 2.07558 (0.55519)0.54833 (0.65331)0.10693 (0.18579)0.06066 (0.21665)
BL 1.66649 (0.56345)0.54094 (0.64491)0.08616 (0.18786)0.06103 (0.21764)
BL 1.48847 (0.56854)0.57137 (0.66531)0.11013 (0.18562)0.05871 (0.21287)
BG 2.35703 (0.57154)0.55850 (0.65845)0.09676 (0.18616)0.05904 (0.21293)
BG 1.06927 (0.56011)0.54374 (0.64790)0.16384 (0.18465)0.06124 (0.21868)
BG 1.05864 (0.55842)0.56163 (0.66459)0.08869 (0.18615)0.06057 (0.21822)
BG 0.85649 (0.55619)0.52414 (0.63780)0.08375 (0.18829)0.06088 (0.21713)

100 0.67729 (0.53509)0.50136 (0.64635)0.05015 (0.17142)0.05539 (0.21498)
BS0.67733 (0.53509)0.50136 (0.64635)0.05015 (0.17142)0.05539 (0.21498)
BL 0.45556 (0.52062)0.49361 (0.64479)0.06047 (0.17411)0.05607 (0.21656)
BL 0.42816 (0.52640)0.47733 (0.63167)0.09317 (0.17839)0.05342 (0.21074)
BL 0.48344 (0.52865)0.49163 (0.64201)0.04895 (0.17618)0.05405 (0.21265)
BL 0.47254 (0.52719)0.49932 (0.64575)0.05123 (0.17538)0.05406 (0.21182)
BG 0.44526 (0.52608)0.50362 (0.65328)0.05159 (0.17252)0.05432 (0.21427)
BG 0.51433 (0.53095)0.48884 (0.63931)0.06519 (0.17545)0.05395 (0.21272)
BG 0.44763 (0.51844)0.50123 (0.64629)0.07165 (0.17638)0.05428 (0.21193)
BG 0.46723 (0.51550)0.48396 (0.63387)0.05236 (0.17513)0.05526 (0.21548)

: maximum likelihood, BG: general entropy loss function, BL: LINEX loss function, BS: squared error loss function.