[R] Finding Lambda in Poisson distribution

Rau, Roland Rau at demogr.mpg.de
Mon Mar 2 19:11:10 CET 2009


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> Hi,
> I have a dataset. First of all, I know that my dataset shall 
> follow the
> Poission distribution. Now I have two questions:
> 1) How can I check that my data follow the Poisson distribution?
> 2) How can I calculate Lambda of my data?

is this maybe some homework?

For 2): I simulated data and did some simple MLE. I don't know if this
is the recommended way, but it worked fine for me. 


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