[R] Distribution to use to calculate p values

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Apr 27 21:07:31 CEST 2015

On Apr 27, 2015, at 10:50 AM, Lalitha Viswanathan wrote:

> Hi
> I have a dataset as below
> Price Country Reliability Mileage Type Weight Disp. HP
> 8895 USA 4 33 Small 2560 97 113
> (Hundreds of rows)
> I am trying to find the best possible distribution to use, to find p-values
> and compute which factors most influence efficiency.

"Finding p-values" is a task that requires research questions. You obviously have some sort of meaning attached to the word "efficiency" but have not stated what it is. This appears to be a request for a statistical tutorial an a topic that has not been described. (And if this is course homework, then it is off-topic for r-help.)

> Any starting points for the functions I could use, or similar examples I
> could follow, would be a start.
> I am a relative novice at R having used it many years ago and am now
> getting back to it.
> So looking for pointers
> Thanks
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The Posting Guide suggests that you create a small example in R code and describe your question more clearly (if it's not homework.)

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David Winsemius
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