[Numpy-discussion] Noncentral chi square

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon May 19 11:50:30 CDT 2008


On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Peck, Jon <peck@spss.com> wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 09:20:21 -0400
> From: Neal Becker <ndbecker2@gmail.com>
> Subject: [Numpy-discussion] noncentral_chisquare buglet?
> To: numpy-discussion@scipy.org
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>    def noncentral_chisquare(self, df, nonc, size=None):
>        """Noncentral Chi^2 distribution.
>
>        noncentral_chisquare(df, nonc, size=None) -> random values
>        """
>        cdef ndarray odf, ononc
>        cdef double fdf, fnonc
>        fdf = PyFloat_AsDouble(df)
>        fnonc = PyFloat_AsDouble(nonc)
>        if not PyErr_Occurred():
>            if fdf <= 1:
>                raise ValueError("df <= 0") <<<????
>
> I think this message should be "df <= 1"?
>
> [>>>Peck, Jon]
> Isn't it rather that the message is correct but the test is wrong?  Shouldn't it be
> if fdf <= 0  ?

<goes back over assumptions> Yes, you are correct.

-- 
Robert Kern

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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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