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Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences
Volume 4 (2000), Issue 1, Pages 7-16

Construction of J-variate distribution functions and applications to discrete decision models

Departamento de Estadística Pontificia, Universidad Católica de Chile Casilla 306, Santiago 22, Chile

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The construction of J-variate distribution functions, introducing dependences among J random variables and keeping fixed the J marginal distribution functions, is important in the development of theoretical and empirical statistical analysis. Here, a method for generating such distribution functions is developed. Characteristics of the resulting distribution functions are discussed. An application to discrete regression models is presented. The latter is specialized to model choice of mode od transportation by travelers.