[R] fitting pareto to data?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at myway.com
Fri Mar 4 06:13:32 CET 2005

r help <r_hlp <at> yahoo.com> writes:

: hi
: i have an experimental dataset which i think is coming
: from a pareto/powerlaw distribution. 
: i am trying to use the 2 parameter pareto distribution
: from Jim Lindsey's rmutil package (i am open to using
: any package however.)
: i would like R to compute estimates for the 2 pareto
: parameters based on my dataset; what commands would
: achieve this?  
: thanks
: -gong

Assuming you want to find the maximum likelihood estimate 
use optim or nlm.

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