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Re: st: RE: Reconstructing the distribution from interval data

From   Ronan Conroy <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Reconstructing the distribution from interval data
Date   Thu, 9 Sep 2010 10:53:50 +0100

On 8 MFómh 2010, at 19:34, Austin Nichols wrote:

The ML approach seems preferable; for income data, see e.g.
and if you assume a family of distributions for #procedures
(Poisson, maybe?), you can estimate those parameters the same way.

And here is someone working on the problem back in 1971, when your mother and I were young:

Maximum Likelihood Estimation from Grouped Poisson Data
Walter H. Carter, Jr., Jacob Van Bowen, Jr. and Raymond H. Myers
Journal of the American Statistical Association
Vol. 66, No. 334 (Jun., 1971), pp. 351-353

Ronán Conroy
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