Re: fit a BinomialDistribution to exptl data?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg80727] Re: fit a BinomialDistribution to exptl data?*From*: P_ter <peter_van_summeren at yahoo.co.uk>*Date*: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 02:34:27 -0400 (EDT)

This fitting with Mathematica is quite impressive for me. But it is not enough just to fit. I did in R with the package gamlss {n,p=.2} experiment with one sample. The results were nearly the same (correction for sample size). I give some {n,p} results from Ray's program: {3.88, 3.25186},{23.9666, 0.161892},{22, 0.176364} {3.965, 2.99877},{16.2707, 0.24369},{16, 0.247813} {3.775, 3.16018},{23.1784, 0.162867},{21, 0.179762} It is very instructive to see how the results vary from sample to sample. And this is for fitting! It could be a very nice demonstration for findFit: to see the difference between the theoretical distribution, the sample and the found distribution. Very impressive what one can do with a few lines of code! with friendly greetings, P_ter