[SciPy-Dev] Multivariate normal distribution in scipy.stats

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Aug 5 15:54:27 CDT 2013


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 9:42 PM, Ralf Gommers <ralf.gommers@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 8:35 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

>> A new scipy.stats.multivariate module would be a fine place for it. This
is common enough that it doesn't need to wait for a full-fledged framework
for multivariate distributions, in my opinion. I'm not sure what such a
framework would really do except collect the various PDFs and log-PDFs.
>
> +1 to add it without a framework. Can be either a new module or in the
scipy.stats namespace - there aren't that many multivariate distributions
that it would necessarily warrant a new submodule.

I only meant implementation-wise. I think we should have a new
scipy/stats/multivariate.py file and import its public names into the
scipy.stats namespace. distributions.py is ... crowded and is (rightfully,
IMO) dedicated to the rv_continuous/rv_discrete framework.

--
Robert Kern
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