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Negative bimomial
Regarding the formulas in the appendix from the Loss Models book, for the negative binomial, the two parameters they give are r and B. I assume that r is the number of successes. They give E(N)=r*B and Var(N)= r*B*(1+B). Does anyone know if B is 1/prob of success & N is the number of trials to get r successes or if they are something else?
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Maybe if you were taking the old C exam, you would need to get down to this level of detail for the Neg. Binomial...But since it changed to STAM, dont get boggled down in the details of the frequency distributions.
All you need to really know is their means and variances. Also maybe know which parameters are changed by adding independent random variables or which parameter is "thinned" when you want only losses greater than a certain number.
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