[R] A new versatile discrete distribution.

Rolf Turner r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Tue Dec 1 02:33:52 CET 2020

To all and sundry, near and far,
F. Christmas in particular ...

	--- A. A. Milne

Just ignore that second line .... :-)

A new package of mine, "hse", has just become available on CRAN.
The source package is there; Uwe Ligges has informed me that the
Windoze binary has been built so it should appear shortly.  I'm sure
that the Mac OSX binary will appear in due course.

The package provides tools for working with a new distribution for
discrete data with finitely many values.  I have found this
distribution to be useful for handling data to which the "standard"
discrete distributions (binomial, Poisson, geometric, ...) do not
readily apply.  My hope is that others will likewise find the "hse"
distribution to be useful.  In particular it could have application to
survey responses measured on an ordered discrete (e.g. 1 to 7 or
1 to 10) scale.

I would of course be grateful for any feedback, comments, criticisms,
corrections, etc.


Rolf Turner

Honorary Research Fellow
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext. 88276

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