# [Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #1295: Confusing and/or inaccurate labels on probability plot ('stats.probplot') axes

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Mon Nov 29 06:53:43 CST 2010

```#1295: Confusing and/or inaccurate labels on probability plot ('stats.probplot')
axes
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Reporter:  jmpolom      |       Owner:  somebody
Type:  defect       |      Status:  new
Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  0.9.0
Component:  scipy.stats  |     Version:  0.7.0
Keywords:  probplot     |
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Comment(by rgommers):

Would be good if you could get that info. Distribution-dependent label is
possible, but there are >90 distributions, so a sensible default would be
easier...

Docstring patches are very welcome, preferably on the wiki I linked above.
We're improving the docs every release, but scipy has >3000 docstrings,
most of which need improving.

{{{
In [3]: sp.stats.probplot??

Type:             function
Base Class:       <type 'function'>
String Form:   <function probplot at 0x2848c30>
Namespace:        Interactive
File:
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-
packages/scipy/stats/morestats.py
Definition:       sp.stats.probplot(x, sparams=(), dist='norm', fit=1,
plot=None)
Source:
def probplot(x, sparams=(), dist='norm', fit=1, plot=None):
"""Return (osm, osr){,(scale,loc,r)} where (osm, osr) are order
statistic
<...etc...>
}}}

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