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Re: st: fit chi distribution to continuos variable

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: fit chi distribution to continuos variable
Date   Thu, 1 Sep 2011 18:27:59 +0100

See also the very recent thread started on 30 August

On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 6:10 PM, Austin Nichols <> wrote:
> Andreas Fagereng <>:
> 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 <> 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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