negbin1: Family Functions for Negative Binomial 1 Models

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s)


Specifies the information required to fit a negative binomial 1 (NB1) model.


negbin1(link, phi = stop("'phi' must be given"))



included for compatibility with family. For addreg models, this will always be "identity".


the value of the scale parameter of the NB1 distribution (see "Details"). This can be set to NA for initialisation, but during estimation the family should be updated with the current estimate, and must be strictly positive.


The NB1 distribution can be parameterised in terms of a mean μ and scale parameter φ (the phi argument of this function), such that if Y \sim NB1(μ, φ), then E(Y) = μ and Var(Y) = (1+φ)μ.

These can be related to the size and prob arguments of the NegBinomial functions by size = μ / φ and prob = 1 / (1 + φ).


An object of class "family": see family for full details. Note that when the estimate of phi is updated in a model, this family object must be reloaded using the new estimate.


Mark W. Donoghoe

addreg documentation built on May 2, 2019, 9:38 a.m.