# [R] Estimating parameters of log-normal distribution

Gunther Höning gunther.hoening at ukmainz.de
Mon Jun 30 14:42:42 CEST 2008

```Hi,

thanks but not exactly.
If you plot x vs. y you will see that the function that fits the data is a
log-normal distribution multiplied with a constant.
So what I want to do is more like a regression..

Estimating parameters to a model..

Gunther

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Peng Jiang [mailto:jp021 at sjtu.edu.cn]
Gesendet: Montag, 30. Juni 2008 14:00
An: Höning, Gunther
Cc: r-help at r-project.org
Betreff: Re: [R] Estimating parameters of log-normal distribution

Hi, Gunther,
maybe fitdistr() in MASS library can do the job , the code should be
>library(MASS)
> fitdistr( x, densfun = "log-normal")

by using your data we can obtain the parameters ,
meanlog      sdlog
2.5808007   1.2999517
(0.3752637) (0.2653515)

is that what you want?
On 2008-6-30, at ??5:26, Gunther Höning wrote:

> Dear list,
>
> I have to vectors:
>
> x <- rep(c(2,4,8,24,48,72),2)
> y
> <-
> c
> (82543,169105,207615,96633,31988,7005,82687,172931,205541,101842,31898
> ,69
> 50)
>
> that follows a log-normal function as
>
> f(x)= SO/(sqrt(2*pi)*sigma *x) * exp(-(ln x - mu)^2/(2*sigma^2))
>
> that is a log-normal distribution multiplied with SO.
>
> How can I estimate SO, mu and sigma in R ?
>
>
> Wishes
> Gunther
>
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Antai College of Economics & Management
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