[R] Function for Distribution Fitting

JRG jrg @end|ng |rom |oe@|@u@
Wed Oct 26 16:01:04 CEST 2022

"all possible probability distributions"

I doubt that is a finite set.  To select "a bunch of them" would seem to
imply a reduction of that set based on what's
possible/promising/pertinent in your specific problem.  IMHO, what's the
"most suitable distribution" tends to depend partly on knowledge of the
subject matter of your problem.

Doesn't that put you back in your present situation?


On 10/26/22 09:41, Paul Bernal wrote:
> Dear friends from the R community,
> Hope you are all doing great. So far, whenever I need to perform
> distribution fitting on a particular dataset, I make use of R package
> fitdistrplus.
> However, distribution fitting using the fitdist() function from
> fitdistrplus is rather manual (you need to specify which probability
> distribution you are trying to fit), and it would be more convenient if the
> function tested all possible probability distributions (or a bunch of them)
> and then estimates the parameters and suggests the most suitable
> distribution.
> Is there any package besides fitdistrplus that does allow automatic
> distribution fitting?
> Best regards,
> Paul
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