[R] R function which finds confidence interval for binomial variance
Robert A. LaBudde
ral at lcfltd.com
Thu Sep 25 07:56:56 CEST 2008
I need to construct confidence intervals for the binomial variance.
This is the usual estimate
v = x*(n-x)/n
or its unbiased counterpart
v' = x*(n-x)/(n-1)
where x = binomial number of successes observed in n Bernoulli trials
from proportion p.
The usual X^2 method for variance confidence intervals will not work,
because of the strong non-normal character of the sampling
distribution for v (or v').
Does anyone know of an R package with R function that computes a
reasonable confidence interval for v or v'?
Thanks.
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