Various plotting rules have been developed for associating a cumulative density, Fi, or a reliability, Ri, with an ordered life measure, xi. These suffer from various biases when rules formulated for one distribution family are used with another. The plotting rationale presented 1) is distribution independent, 2) frees the plotter from tabular information while retaining high precision, 3) easily accommodates to censored data, and 4) suggests the proper regression model.

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