# [R] Parameters of Beta distribution

Albyn Jones jones at reed.edu
Wed Oct 7 17:30:23 CEST 2009

```Are A and B known?  That is, are there known upper and lower bounds
for this credit loss data?  If not, you need to think about how to
estimate those bounds.  Why do you believe the data have a beta distribution?

albyn

On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 09:03:31AM -0400, JLucke at ria.buffalo.edu wrote:
> Rescale your data x to  (x-A)/(B-A).
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> Supose I have a data pertaining to credit loss as
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> amounts <-
> c(46839.50,31177.12,35696.69,21192.57,29200.91,42049.64,42422.19,
> 44976.18, 32135.36,47936.57,27322.91,37359.09,43179.60, 48381.02,
> 45872.38, 28057.30,44643.83,36156.33,16037.62, 45432.28)
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> I am trying to fit Beta distribution (two parameters distribution but
> where lower bound and upper bounds are NOT  0 and 1 respectively). For
> this I need to estimate the two parameters of Beta distribution. I found
> some code in VGAM pacakge but it deals with standard Beta distribution
> i.e. lower bound (say A) = 0 and upper bound (say B) = 1.
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> How do I estimate the parameters of the Beta distribution for above data
> where A and B are not 0's?
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