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st: Selection of distribution


From   Paul Millar <paulmi@nipissingu.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Selection of distribution
Date   Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:02:18 -0400

Dear Statalisters,

Are there any commands that, given a variable with empirical values,
will select the distribution which best fits those values?  For the
gamma distribution (for example) is there a program (user-written or
otherwise) that will tell me which parameters of a density function
will best fit the data?

Any help would be appreciated...

-- Paul
- Paul Millar, Ph.D.
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Nipissing University
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
www.paulmillar.ca
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