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

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@gmail....
Mon Aug 5 16:10:58 CDT 2013


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>

Ah OK. I fully agree then (except name it _multivariate.py).

Ralf
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