[R] Declaring a density function with for loop

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Sat Jul 7 13:12:31 CEST 2012

chamilka wrote
> I have an extended binomial distribution which has the following form: 
>  http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/file/n4635699/kb.png 
> Here alpha and beta are two parameters and x=0,1,2,3,...n (alike the
> binomial distribution) 
> I am writing a function to find out the densities (probabilities) of this
> distribution for given values of alpha and beta. The below is the my
> function... 
> dnewdis<-function(x,a,b,n) { 
>       term<-0 
>       for (j in 0:exp(10)) { 
>            term=term+(((-1)**i)*(choose(b-1,i))*(beta(x+a+a*i,n-x+1))) 
>            } 
>       s=a*b*choose(n,x)*term 
>       return(s) 
>       }

The error is the line

for (j in 0:exp(10)) { 

Shouldn't that be

for (i in 0:exp(10)) { 

When I use this line results appear to be more in line with what you are


View this message in context: http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/Declaring-a-density-function-with-for-loop-tp4635699p4635706.html
Sent from the R help mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

More information about the R-help mailing list