# How do I fit a distribution to these data?!?!

#### mthelm

##### New Member
I am trying to fit a distribution to some data that consist of measurements of dollar amounts. The range is basically 0 to 300,000 (this range encompasses more than 99% of all measurements), although there are measurements that exceed this. The summary stats for the data look like this:

Summary Stats:
Length: 32015
Missing Count: 0
Mean: 18002.581787
Minimum: 0.000000
1st Quartile: 137.880000
Median: 3146.500000
3rd Quartile: 14274.605000
Maximum: 6331830.630000
Type: Float64

#### katxt

##### Member
I presume that Length: 32015 is your sample size. If so, this is large enough to answer your questions without a distribution - just use the actual proportion of the sample which is above 10000, or whatever. This will probably give better answers than forcing the data into a distribution, and you can get a confidence interval for the proportion. kat