# Questions tagged [compound-distributions]

When a random variable is distributed according to some parameterized distribution, where the parameter itself is a random variable. Also known as a "mixture" distribution, but the term "mixture" also has other senses in statistics.

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### Poisson Gamma Mixture = Negative Binomially Distributed?

This paper introduces a model called "Beta-Geometric / NBD" which models "repeat-buying behavior in settings where customer “dropout” is unobserved: It assumes that customers buy at a ...
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### Characteristic Function of a Compound Poisson Process

The definition of a compound Poisson process and its characteristic function I have are the following: Let $\lambda>0$ and $N\sim\text{Poisson}(\lambda T)$. Also, $\{X_i\}_{i=1}^N$ are i.i.d. ...
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### Compound distribution in Bayesian sense vs. compound distribution as random sum

I'm trying to sort out two different uses of the term "compound distribution" and figure out the relationship. The Wikipedia article on compound distribution -- which I wrote -- defines a compound ...
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### Compound distribution

I'm trying to compute a maximum likelihood of compound Poisson exponential distribution in R by using EM-algorithm method. The distribution is defined by $∑N_j=1 Y_j$ where $Y_n$ is i.i.d sequence ...
I want to derive the Poisson Lindley Distribution. $$f_x(x|\lambda) = \frac{\lambda^{x-1}}{(x-1)!}e^{-\lambda}$$ $$f_x(x|p) = \frac{p^2}{(p+1)}(\lambda+1)e^{-\lambda p}$$ The Distribution of x, \$...