[R] Confidence limits for the parameter of the Poisson distribution

Charles C. Berry cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Thu Nov 6 21:48:18 CET 2008

On Thu, 6 Nov 2008, Hoang Trong Minh Tuan wrote:

> Hi all,
>  So far I only know one way to get the confidence limit for the Poisson
> distribution is to use the look-up table given by the 2 parameter (the
> number of observation x and the confidence level, e.g. 95%) and the table is
> limit by the maximum number of observations (x <= 50).
>  I know the formula to compute the CI, however, mathematically it is not
> easy to do it. So, anyone know an R function to do this. Thanks

A 'marriage-of-convenience' between uniroot() and ppois() should do it.



> Tuan.
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