[R] fitting distributions

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Aug 5 09:15:58 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Fabrice" == Fabrice Dusonchet <fdusonchet at eim.ch>
>>>>>     on Wed, 4 Aug 2004 18:55:18 +0200 writes:

    Fabrice> I also try to fit a skewed distribution (like
    Fabrice> skewed student t) to data points. Do you have an
    Fabrice> idee howto do this???

One recommended approach would be to use the
mle() functionality in the standard package 'stats4' (was
package 'mle' in 1.8.x). 

It uses optim() but provides several extra niceties.

Bonnes salutations de Zurich!
Martin Maechler, 
Seminar für Statistik, ETH Zurich

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