[R] Simulating underdispersed counts

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at imail.org
Thu Dec 4 18:21:32 CET 2008

Accurate probably depends on what exactly you want to accomplish with the simulation, but one simple approach would be to generate more data than you need from a regular Poisson distribution, then throw away the extreme values on both sides.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at imail.org

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of René Holst
> Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 6:40 AM
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> Subject: [R] Simulating underdispersed counts
> Hello,
> Anyone who knows a fast and accurate algorithm for generating draws
> from an underdispersed Poisson distribution. Or even better, if there
> is a package containing such an implementation.
> Thanks
> Rene
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