[R] hypergeometric function

Roslina Zakaria zroslina at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 3 09:23:50 CET 2008

I hope somebody can help me on how to use the hypergeometric function.  I did read through the R documentation on hypergeometric but not really sure what it means.
I would like to evaluate the hypergeometric function as follows:
F((2*alpha+1)/2, (2*alpha+2)/2 , alpha+1/2, betasq/etasq).
alpha <- .75; beta1 <- 7 ; beta2 <- 5.5;
etasq <- ((beta1+beta2)/(2*beta1*beta2*(1-rho))) ^2
betasq <- ((beta1-beta2)^2+4*beta1*beta2*rho)/(4*beta1^2*beta2^2*(1-rho)^2) 
I’m not sure which function should be used- either phyper or  qhyper or dhyper
Thank you so much for your help.


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