A Creative Use of R

April 17, 2011

(This article was first published on Coffee and Econometrics in the Morning, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Update (5/18/2011): Looks like Freakonomics approves as well. Let the record show that I approved first 🙂

I approve: “I use the open-source program R to create the patterns.”

But, I’m not sure I approve of calling these distributions “evil.”

In case you were wondering, here are the commands to create the density plots for these “evil” distributions.

Poisson: dpois
Weibull: dweibull
Gumbel: dgumbel
Cauchy: dcauchy
Erlang: dgamma. It’s a special case of the Gamma distribution. A special case of Erlang is the Chi-squared distribution.

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