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    Stat Distributions

    I have a whole bunch of numbers (about 5000) and I am fairly sure that they are from a statistical distrubtion of some sort. Are their any pieces of software that will take these 5000 numbers and give me a statistical distribution that fits well?
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    Re: Stat Distributions

    Hi Tim,

    CrystalBall, I believe, can do that. The thing is, it's not free. It'll give you a variety of distributions ordered by goodness of fit, then you can choose which ones you keep. Actually CB is not a standalone application, but an Excel plugin.
    Alternatively, there's <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.cema.edu.ar/~jvarela/index_eng.htm">Simulaci
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    Re: Stat Distributions

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    Hi Tim,
    You can check http://www.freestatistics.altervista.org/stat.php Free Statistics - Free Statistical Software. Some of them are Excel AddIns. Some of them come with lot(s) of background information. IMHO http://www.statpages.org/miller/openstat/ is a good general one.
    Sorry I don't know how to put links directly into this document.

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    Re: Stat Distributions

    Thanks all - I ended up downloading palisade's bestfit program. It quickly told me that my data wasn't lognormally distributed (tail too heavy).
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