[R] Density Estimation

Bob Wheeler bwheeler at echip.com
Wed Sep 15 15:54:47 CEST 2004

Try fitting it with a Johnson function -- see SuppDists. If you can fit 
it you will then be able to use the functions in SuppDists just as you 
can for any other distribution supported by R.

Brian Mac Namee wrote:
> Hi there,
> Sorry if this is a rather loing post. I have a simple list of single
> feature data points from which I would like to generate a probability
> that an unseen point comes from the same distribution. To do this I am
> trying to estimate the probability density of the list of points and
> use this to generate a probability for the new unseen points. I have
> managed to use the R density function to generate the density estimate
> but have not been able to do anything with this - i.e. generate a
> rpobability that a new point comes from the same distribution. Is
> there a function to do this, or am I way off the mark using the
> density function at all?
> Thanks in advance,
> Brian.
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