[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #1647: BUG: stats: _argcheck function for the erlang distribution is misnamed.

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#1647: BUG: stats: _argcheck function for the erlang distribution is misnamed.
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 Reporter:  warren.weckesser  |       Owner:  somebody    
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  needs_review
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Unscheduled 
Component:  scipy.stats       |     Version:  0.10.0      
 Keywords:                    |  
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Comment(by josefpktd):

 maybe name recognition and for historical reasons

 _arg_check was spelled this way since at least 2002 (github blame only
 shows last change)

 searching scipy-user history looks essentially empty on erlang (one
 mention in question about gama)

 https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=erlang&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=http%3A%2F%2Fmail.scipy.org%2Fpipermail
 %2Fscipy-user&as_occt=any&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&as_rights=

 there is nothing directly to erlang in scipy-dev either

 So unless Warren has a usecase, I would convert erlang into an alias of
 gama.

 One thing I haven't looked into is why they use different scipy.special
 functions, but I wouldn't be surprised if those are duplicates as well.

 Maybe ask on the mailing list, from one scipy-user thread it looks like at
 list Nicky is familiar with it.

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