Re: [Rd] Beta binomial and Beta negative binomial

From: Christophe Dutang <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:34:43 +0100


Please look at the distribution task view ( and the package gamlss.dist.

By the way, distributions in R are implemented in <source>/src/nmath directory and not <source>/src/library/stats



Christophe Dutang
Ph.D. student at ISFA, Lyon, France

Le 16 mars 2012 Ó 18:41, Joan Maspons a Úcrit :

> Hi,
> I need Beta binomial and Beta negative binomial functions but in R there is
> only SuppDists package which provide this distributions using a limited
> parameter space of the generalized hypergeometric distribution (dghyper & Co.)
> which provide a limited parameter space for Beta binomial and Beta negative
> binomial functions (e.g. alpha + beta <1 in the Beta negative binomial).
> I've done a checkout to R svn to seek the code for the implementation of
> distribution functions (dbinom et al.) but I haven't succeed. I don't know how
> difficult could be to implement Beta binomial and Beta negative binomial
> functions having the PDF and CDF functions but I'm interested in implementing
> it. I have programming skills but I don't know much about R internals.
> Where is the code? Can I implement these new functions inside stats
> package following the
> same patterns as other probability distributions?
> Yours,
> --
> Joan Maspons
> CREAF (Centre de Recerca Ecol˛gica i Aplicacions Forestals)
> Universitat Aut˛noma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Catalonia
> Tel +34 93 581 2915
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