[SciPy-Dev] scipy.stats.distributions: note on initial parameters for fitting the beta distribution

James Phillips zunzun@zunzun....
Mon Oct 25 14:36:51 CDT 2010


Here is a link on estimating initial parameters for fitting the beta
distribution.  I'm posting as it seems a good bit different from the
current calculation in scipy.stats.distribution, and it calculates
only the sample mean and biased sample variance.  I am not competent
to judge which of the two methods is better for scipy, and hope
someone on the mailing list can do so.

http://www.xycoon.com/beta_parameterestimation.htm

     James


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