Fitting a distribution for a continuous variable

See also: Fitting distributions to data, Fitting in ModelRisk, Analyzing and using data introduction, Distributions introduction, Continuous distributions introduction

This section discusses techniques for fitting a distribution to observations for a continuous variable.

Before proceeding we suggest that you review the section on checking for data quality first.

The methods we describe can be categorised into two four groups, depending on your choice of a parametric or non-parametric distribution, and of a first or second order distribution:.

Fitting a continuous non-parametric first-order distribution to data

Fitting a continuous non-parametric second-order distribution to data

Fitting a continuous parametric first-order distribution to data

Fitting a continuous parametric second-order distribution to data

 

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