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In particular, the distributions of the cumulative waiting times uniquely determine the distributions of the counts. This link can be exploited for deriving new count data distributions, and for obtaining a better understanding of count data models. In particular, a new interpretation can be given to the phenomena of over- and underdispersion. Consider events that occur randomly over time. The resulting count process {Nt, t > 0} can be transformed into a sequence Tk, k E IN of interarrival times between the (k- 1) and the k-th event.

For fixed T, NT is a count variable. 63) NT < n if and only if {)n > T Chapter 2. 64) = P(I'Jn > T) = 1- Fn(T), where Fn(T) is the cumulative density function of I'Jn. Further, P(NT = n) = P(NT < n + 1)- P(NT < n) = Fn(T)- Fn+t(T). 65) provides the fundamental relation between the distribution of waiting times and the distribution of counts. The probability distribution of NT can be obtained explicitly for all n from knowing the distributions of I'Jn. 1. Distributions for Waiting Times The duration of stay in one state is modeled by a non-negative continuous random variable T.

FJ is the natural parameter and ¢> a dispersion parameter. Differentiating the identity ~ [! 55) Jaj~J fJ) dx = J8£~~ fJ) f(x, fJ) dx =0 46 Chapter 2. ). ) = V(p,) The variance of X is the product of two components. ), depends on the natural parameter, and hence on the mean. It is called the variance function and, considered as a function of p,, is written V(p,). The variance function is multiplied by , the so called dispersion parameter. For instance, the normal distribution sets= a 2 and V(p,) = 1.