Double Binomial {rmutil}R Documentation

Double Binomial Distribution


These functions provide information about the double binomial distribution with parameters m and s: density, cumulative distribution, quantiles, and random generation.

The double binomial distribution with total = n and prob = m has density

p(y) = c(n,m,s) Choose(n,y) n^(n log(s)) (m/y)^(y log(s)) ((1-m)/(n-y))^(s(n-y)) y^y (n-y)^(n-y)

for y = 0, ..., n, where c(.) is a normalizing constant.


ddoublebinom(y, size, m, s, log=FALSE)
pdoublebinom(q, size, m, s)
qdoublebinom(p, size, m, s)
rdoublebinom(n, size, m, s)


y vector of frequencies
q vector of quantiles
p vector of probabilities
n number of values to generate
size vector of totals
m vector of probabilities of success
s vector of overdispersion parameters
log if TRUE, log probabilities are supplied.


J.K. Lindsey

See Also

dbinom for the binomial, dmultbinom for the multiplicative binomial, and dbetabinom for the beta binomial distribution.


# compute P(45 < y < 55) for y double binomial(100,0.5,1.1)
sum(ddoublebinom(46:54, 100, 0.5, 1.1))
pdoublebinom(54, 100, 0.5, 1.1)-pdoublebinom(45, 100, 0.5, 1.1)

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