Simple addition to random module - Student's t

Daniel Stutzbach daniel at stutzbachenterprises.com
Thu Sep 3 13:07:54 CEST 2009


On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com> wrote:

> ISTM, there ought to be a statistics module that can calculate
> cumulative distribution functions for a variety of distributions.
> This would be far more helpful than creating more generators.
>

Many of the formulas for cumulative distribution functions require math
functions not currently provided by Python (erf, gamma, etc.).

(http://bugs.python.org/issue3366 includes a patch to provide them)

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Daniel Stutzbach, Ph.D.
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