[Rd] Beta binomial and Beta negative binomial

Christophe Dutang dutangc at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 20:34:43 CET 2012


Please look at the distribution task view (http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/Distributions.html) and the package gamlss.dist.

By the way, distributions in R are implemented in <source>/src/nmath directory and not <source>/src/library/stats



Christophe Dutang
Ph.D. student at ISFA, Lyon, France
website: http://dutangc.free.fr

Le 16 mars 2012 à 18:41, Joan Maspons a écrit :

> Hi,
> I need Beta binomial and Beta negative binomial functions but in R there is
> only SuppDists package which provide this distributions using a limited
> parameter space of the generalized hypergeometric distribution (dghyper & Co.)
> which provide a limited parameter space for Beta binomial and Beta negative
> binomial functions (e.g. alpha + beta <1 in the Beta negative binomial).
> I've done a checkout to R svn to seek the code for the implementation of
> distribution functions (dbinom et al.) but I haven't succeed. I don't know how
> difficult could be to implement Beta binomial and Beta negative binomial
> functions having the PDF  and CDF functions but I'm interested in implementing
> it. I have programming skills but I don't know much about R internals.
> Where is the code? Can I implement these new functions inside stats
> package following the
> same patterns as other probability distributions?
> Yours,
> -- 
> Joan Maspons
> CREAF (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
> Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Catalonia
> Tel +34 93 581 2915            j.maspons at creaf.uab.cat
> http://www.creaf.uab.cat
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