# Transforming a data set to Normal

• October 26th 2012, 08:48 AM
klw289
Transforming a data set to Normal
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I have the data set above.
I realise it should be modelled by a Poisson distribution but the question I have is w
ould it be possible to transform the data so that the transformed data using something from the ladder of powers e.g. $\sqrt(x)$ or $logx$so can be modelled using a normal distribution?
• October 26th 2012, 06:12 PM
chiro
Re: Transforming a data set to Normal
Hey klw289.

It is probably a wise thing to outline exactly what you are trying to do both mathematically/statistically and non-mathematically/non-statistically. This will help evaluate whether your intended technique will hinder your goal or not.