chi-squared tests in python?

Michael Anthony Maibaum mike at maibaum.org
Wed Jan 18 12:01:10 CET 2006


On 17 Jan 2006, at 20:32, Rob Cowie wrote:

>>> Matthew
>>> ps: given the "batteries included" philosphy, there's a  
>>> remarkable dearth
>>> of stats in python...
>
>> I think Chi^2 tests fall distinctly in the "third-party library"  
>> category, >myself.
>
> I don't know... I've often thought the Standard Library should include
> a stats package.

Coming from the scientific community I agree. A relatively shallow  
selection of standard statistical methods would be very useful to  
avoid requiring people to install a relatively large external package  
(e.g. scipy) for a few simple stats methods.

cheers,
Michael



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