[R] Estimating Weibull parameters

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 6 11:13:19 CEST 2002

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Hagen [ISO-8859-1] Schmöller wrote:

> I have a vector of Weibull distributed observations and I would like to
> estimate the parameters "shape" and "scale" of the Weibull distribution.
> Is there a way to do this in R?

Many ways.  Perhaps the simplest is function fitdistr in package MASS.
Another is via survreg() in package survival.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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