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Re: st: fit chi distribution to continuos variable


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: fit chi distribution to continuos variable
Date   Thu, 1 Sep 2011 13:10:17 -0400

Andreas Fagereng <afagereng@gmail.com>:
If you really think it's a chi or chi-square distribution, simply
compute the mean which uniquely determines the distribution.
More generally, once you choose the family of distributions, the
parameters are easily estimated via ML.

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 12:56 PM, Andreas Fagereng <afagereng@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Listers,
>
> I have a continuos variable, that plotted as a histogram looks
> something like a chi-distribution.
>
> Is there a way to get stata to fit such a distribution to my data,
> e.g. so that i can draw new numbers from distribution later?
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