How to fit distribution models for a frequency analysis?by median27 Tags: analysis, distribution, frequency, models 

#1
Dec2113, 10:09 PM

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I have a rainfall (mm) vs. year plot of a catch basin (see Excel file below) and I would like to get it's frequency curve. But before that, I need to fit certain distribution models (i.e. logPearson Type III and Gumbel Distributions) to my plot to be able to know the fittest model that I can use for my frequency analysis. How will I do that?
(I'll measure the fit using Chisquare goodness of fit.) 



#2
Dec2113, 10:39 PM

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It's not clear what you mean by 'frequency curve'. Your data appear to be cumulative rainfall amounts sampled on an annual basis.




#3
Dec2113, 11:13 PM

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The plotted data are the "observed" data for the annual maximum rainfall  daily basis. I need to get the "predicted" rainfall depths using the said distributions above and perform the fitting test. The fittest distribution will be the appropriate distribution to model the rainfall frequency of the catch basin. My only problem is, I don't know how to get the "predicted" rainfall depth which is needed in performing the chisquare goodness of fit test.



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