[SciPy-Dev] Subversion scipy.stats irregular problem with source code example

Skipper Seabold jsseabold@gmail....
Tue Sep 28 12:42:16 CDT 2010


On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 1:31 PM, James Phillips <zunzun@zunzun.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think the fitting code should be looked at as experimental.
>

Just my opinion, so take it for what you will.  It should be okay for
those distributions that do not have a bounded support, but as you
indicated, some do no fitting and just return the start values.

> Oops.  Not knowing this, I naively fit all continuous distributions to
> a user-entered data set and return the fitted results.  Link is:
>
> http://zunzun.com/StatisticalDistributions/1/
>
> and push the "Submit" version to fit the example data to all
> continuous distributions.  Takes about 15-20 seconds and shows sorted
> results with graphical output - this is with the SciPy version in
> Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, 0.7.0.
>

Very cool.  Are the test data sets you use in the public domain?

> I was actually trying the repository versions of Numpy and SciPy to
> see if their fits would work better than in 0.7.0.
>
>     James
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