[R] Quantile function for the generalized beta distribution of the 2nd kind (Florent Bresson)

Christian Kleiber kleiber at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Dec 12 15:05:20 CET 2005

No need for integrate(), uniroot(), etc

Exploit the structure of the distribution using something like

quantile <- scale * ( 1/qbeta(p, shape1=p, shape2=q) - 1 )^(-1/a)

where the parameterization is as in

C. Kleiber and S. Kotz: Statistical Size Distributions in Economics and 
Actuarial Sciences, Wiley 2003

(you seem to know the book)

or contact me off-list, I have code for this.



Dr. Christian Kleiber
FB Statistik
Universitaet Dortmund
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44221 Dortmund

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e-mail: kleiber at statistik.uni-dortmund.de

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