A simple method for obtaining moments of Poisson-Shanker distribution (PSD) introduced by Shanker  has been proposed. The first four moments about origin and the variance have been obtained. The goodness of fit and the applications of the PSD have been discussed with count data from ecology, genetics and thunderstorms and the fit is compared with one parameter Poisson distribution (PD) and Poisson-Lindley distribution (PLD) introduced by Sankaran .
- Shanker distribution
- Poisson-Shanker distribution
- Poisson-Lindley distribution
- Estimation of parameter
Shanker, R., Fesshaye, H., Shanker, R., Leonida, T. A., & Sium, S. (2017). On Discrete Poisson-Shanker Distribution and Its Applications. Biometrics & biostatistics International journal, 5(1), . https://doi.org/10.15406/bbij.2017.05.00121