[Tutor] Gamma distribution function

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Jan 14 02:15:36 CET 2009

"culpritNr1" <ig2ar-saf1 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote 

> I tried the scipy function. I don't understand it. 

Try reading about it here:


It explains the output format. I believe it applies to the scipy 
version as well as the numpy.

> The python documentation on this functionality is extremely poor. 

>>>> help("scipy.stats.distributions.poisson.rvs")

That will only find the basic help in the doc strings. 
You need to look at the documented help too. The web page is 
the best I've found.


Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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