I want to find the value of parameter $k$ from my data set. The data set is composed of several populations. Should I calculate the parameter $k$ for each subpopulation, or for the population at large?

I am trying to use the fitdist(data = x, distr = "nbinom", method = "mle") function, but I am not sure which term in this output would give the parameter $k$'s estimated value.

  • $\begingroup$ What are you trying to do? Fit a distribution on all the data sets? Or fit one distribution to each data set? $\endgroup$ – user2974951 Oct 10 '18 at 6:23
  • $\begingroup$ Fit a distribution on all data sets. So for every subpopulation I have a value k $\endgroup$ – PythonDabble Oct 10 '18 at 15:33
  • $\begingroup$ I think we need more information about what you are trying to do and why. $\endgroup$ – user2974951 Oct 11 '18 at 11:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.