getPoisFromCI {bootComb} R Documentation

## Find the best-fit Poisson distribution for a given confidence interval.

### Description

Finds the best-fit Poisson distribution for a given confidence interval; returns the corresponding probability mass, distribution, quantile and sampling functions. The use of this function within the bootComb package is limited: this is a discrete distribution but since users provide confidence intervals, the corresponding parameters will be best approximated by continuous distributions.

### Usage

getPoisFromCI(qLow, qUpp, alpha = 0.05, initPars = 5, maxiter = 1000)


### Arguments

 qLow The observed lower quantile. qUpp The observed upper quantile. alpha The confidence level; i.e. the desired coverage is 1-alpha. Defaults to 0.05. initPars A vector of length 1 giving the initial parameter value (rate parameter) to start the optimisation; defaults to 5. maxiter Maximum number of iterations for optim. Defaults to 1e3. Set to higher values if convergence problems are reported.

### Value

A list with 5 elements:

 r The sampling function. d The probability mass function. p The distribution function. q The quantile function. pars A single number giving the rate parameter for the best-fit Poisson distribution (lambda as in rpois, dpois, ppois, qpois).

identifyPoisPars, optim, dpois

### Examples

n<-getPoisFromCI(qLow=9,qUpp=22)
print(n$par) # the fitted parameter value (lambda) n$r(10) # 10 random values from the fitted Poisson distribution
n$d(6) # the probability mass at x=6 for the Poisson distribution n$p(7) # the cumulative probability at x=7 for the fitted Poisson distribution
n$q(c(0.25,0.5,0.75)) # the 25th, 50th (median) and 75th percentiles of the fitted distribution x<-0:40 y<-n$d(x)
barplot(height=y,names.arg=x,xlab="",ylab="probability mass") # bar plot of the fitted Poisson pmf



[Package bootComb version 1.1.2 Index]