[R] negative binomial overdispersion question
Hong Ooi
Hong.Ooi at iag.com.au
Wed Nov 23 01:42:59 CET 2005
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I don't know the text in question, but it looks like a difference in
parametrisation -- the R output is just the inverse of that from the
book.
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Hong Ooi
Senior Research Analyst, IAG Limited
388 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9292 1566
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Subject: [R] negative binomial overdispersion question
Hello,
I'm a grad student in the Intelligent Transportation Systems lab at
Portland
State Univ. in Portland, OR, USA. I'm trying to learn the basics of R
to run a
negative binomial in the near future, and so I ran a test regression on
roadway
crash data obtained from "Statistical and Econometric Methods for
Transportation Data Analysis" by Washington et al (p. 250). I ran the
test
(glm.nb from library MASS) and got the same output as in the text for
all the
parameters except the overdispersion parameter; the text lists 0.516,
but R
gave me an overdispersion parameter output of 1.9365. (I've attached
the
raw dataset, in Excel .csv format, if anyone wants to try the test. If
the
attachment does not go through, please email me and I'll forward it on
to you.)
Has anyone had similar problems with the overdispersion parameter output
from R?
Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated.
Thanks!
Kartik
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