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Why do count data need to be modeled differently from the standard linear regression model ? Any simple example will suffice.


marked as duplicate by Scortchi Jun 7 '15 at 16:27

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  • $\begingroup$ is this a self-study question? If so, please add the [self-study] tag to the question $\endgroup$ – Marquis de Carabas Jun 7 '15 at 16:10
  • $\begingroup$ No. Its not a self study question. But its a question for which a clear cut answer is still not available $\endgroup$ – Puneet Jindal Jun 7 '15 at 16:18
  • $\begingroup$ See the post I've linked as a duplicate - if there's something you think still needs clarification please edit your question to focus on it, if it's not covered elsewhere on our site. $\endgroup$ – Scortchi Jun 7 '15 at 16:32