[R] How to test for Poisson?

B77S bps0002 at auburn.edu
Fri Dec 2 16:18:25 CET 2011

A simple way to determine if it is NOT is to see if the mean (the single
parameter of a poisson: lambda) and variance are the same. 

This really has nothing to do with R (other than the data source), and since
it is homework, you will likely get no further help here.
Good luck.

RToss wrote
> Hi!
> I am sitting with a school assignment, but I got stuck on this one.
> I am suppose to test if my data is Poisson-distributed.
> The data I´m using is the studie "Bids", found in the Ecdat-package, and
> the variable of interest is the dependent "numbids".
> How do I practically perform a test for this?
> Kind regards/ Richard

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