Summary: The CumFreq program calculates the cumulative (no exceedance,
non-exceedance) frequency and it does probability distribution fitting of data series,
e.g. crop production, soil properties, salinity, depth to watertable (water-table),
rainfall, river and drain discharge, groundwater (ground-water) and river level,
hydraulic conductivity and soil permeability for water.
The computer program fits various linear, logarithmic, exponential and
double exponential cumulative frequency distributions, including the normal,
log-normal (lognormal), (log)logistic, Cauchy, Pareto, Weibull,
Frechet (Fisher-Tippett type II), and Gumbel probability distributions, and
selects the best fitting distribution using the method of best fit.
Preference for a specific distribution can also be expressed.
Cumfreq not only uses logarithmic but also exponential transformations of the
data. The exponent (greater than 0) is optimized automatically. These so called
generalized distributions have great flexibility, but they are mostly not used in
other distribution fitting software.
Further, Cumfreq uses mirrored distributions that reverse the skewness, so that
the number of distributions that are possibly applicable is enlarged.
Cumfreq allows negative data. In case of distributions that do not support
negative data, the distribution is shifted in positive direction so that they are
The download and use of CumFreq is totally free. It is freeware.
When the mathematical model program detects a discontinuity in the function,
it gives the user the choice to introduce a breakpoint (break-point) or threshold
value, yielding a segmented or discontinuous frequency and probability
The resulting probability distribution is accompanied by 90% confidence
limits and belts (bands) and return periods (recurrence intervals).
The program also divides the range of data into a number of equal
intervals and calculates an interval frequency distribution or histogram.
The number of intervals is to be given by the user.
Examples are given. More details are found in the program itself.
The program starts clicking on CumFreq.Exe.
More details are given in the program itself.
A lecture note ("Data Analysis") on statistical analysis with examples of CumFreq
applications is found on the articles page.
The principles of frequency analysis can be found in a lecture note on the
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Vito Ricci, 2005, Fitting distributions with R
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StatSoft distribution fitting
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