[R] How to decide between two theoretical distributions?

From: Petar Milin <pmilin_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 04 Feb 2006 - 02:11:22 EST


Question that I have to ask has two parts: first, related to statistics, in principle, and second, related to R-how-to, in particular. In very brief, I have collected pretty solid sample for a phenomenon that has two possible interpretation of how it is distributed in the population; for example, beta and gamma distributed. How it can be tested which model (theoretical distribution) suits better actual data? Except some vague idea that bootstrapping or jackknifing could be used, I have no further thoughts on that matter. Could it be tested in R and how?

Sincerely,
Petar Milin



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