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st: Poisson Distribution
I would like to run a Poisson Distribution for a count variable; number of
breakdowns(N) as a function of hours of tubewell operation (H).
The poisson distribution would be
1. To do this, I would have to run the following regression:
Poisson Breakdowns Hours - Is this correct?
However, I am not sure whether to have a constant term or not. So what
should I do?
2. I would like to estimate the parameter(Mu) using Max. Likelihood
techniques. Is this already produced from the simple Poisson regression
As far as my understanding goes, the Poisson distribution utlitises the Max
Likelhiood technique and not OLS as the dependant variable takes on few
values that are non-negative integers.
Thank you for your help.
Ms. Gauri Khanna
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