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When to use an offset in a Poisson regression?

Does anybody know why offset in a Poisson regression is used? What do you achieve by this?
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Poisson xgboost with exposure

I was trying to model a count dependent variable with uneven exposure. Classical glms would use log(exposure) as offset, also gbm does, but xgboost does not allow for offset until now... Trying to ...
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Can Weights and Offset lead to similar results in poisson regression?

In "A Practioner's guide to Generalized linear models" in paragraph 1.83 it is stated that: "In the particular case of a Poisson multiplicative GLM it can be shown that modelling claim counts with ...
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How is a Poisson rate regression equal to a Poisson regression with corresponding offset term?

I do not understand the role of weights in "weighted Poisson regression". What exactly is being weighted? Is it the contribution of the observation to the log-likelihood of the model, or something ...
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Predict function on negative binomial produces strange fitted values when adding an offset

I have an over-dispersed count dataset and I want to add an offset to my negative binomial on the RHS to create a rate of events for y (see this great answer for ...
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Mixed Effect Model - Roadkill hotspot v. coldspot

This problem concerns road mortality. We have 4 highway sections of varied length that were flagged as problem areas for road mortality with large mammals (moose, deer, elk, and even cows). We used ...
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Modeling continuous abundance data with a GLM in R: how to select the correct distribution family?

I have abundance data (counts) that I have standardized by area sampled, making them continuous. I would like to explain them with my two independent variables using a GLM but I am having trouble ...
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Poisson regression: how do number of observations and offset affect variance of betas?

Background: In Poisson regression with an offset, like in this answer, @Hong Ooi writes Your underlying random variable is still $Y$, but by dividing by $\varepsilon$ we've converted the LHS of ...
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Can a GLM with exponential response distribution be transformed into a Poisson regression instead?

Given the following generative model $$T | \mathbf{x_i} \sim \operatorname{Exp}(\lambda_i)$$ $$\ln(\lambda_i) = \beta_0 + \beta_1 x_1 + \beta_2 x_2 + \dots$$ That is: I have observations of ...
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Should I include offset in null negative binomial model for comparing to full model?

I'm modeling how various landscape and ecological factors affect the I'd like to evaluate how well my negative binomial model performs over the null. I've specified an offset variable in my model to ...