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04 Feb 2013 (Updated )

FITMETHIS finds best-fitting distribution to data vector

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F= fitmethis(X) finds the distibution that best fits data in vector X among all distributions available in MATLAB's function MLE. Either continuous or discrete distributions are used based on user input or the type of data supplied (see below) The function returns a structure array with fields:

name: name of the distribution (see HELP MLE for a list)

par: vector of parameter estimates (1, 2 or 3 values)

ci: matrix of confidence limits, one column per parameter

LL: Log-Likelihood of the data

aic: Akaike Information Criterion

Optional arguments can be specified as name/value pairs (see help).

Required Products Statistics Toolbox
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.0 (R2012b)
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05 Feb 2013 Francisco de Castro

I didn't realize there was already a function to do this (more comprehensive, probably): ALLFITDIS by Mike Sheppard.

29 Oct 2013

Modify helper function plotfitdist.m

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