[SciPy-User] Gamma distribution in scipy.stats
Thu Jan 28 12:08:19 CST 2010
On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Robert Kern <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 11:36, Gökhan Sever <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Could someone explain to me why doesn't scipy explicitly use the location
> > and scaling parameters representing its PDF?
> Because the transformation for the location and scale parameters are
> the same for every PDF and is well known. However, including them in
> the formula often clutters it up and obscures the differences between
GSL and R doesn't use the location parameter then. And Numpy's Gamma PDF
includes scaling in the formulae (
I am guessing that everyone has its own style when it comes to represent the
distributions. Not so surprisingly it is shown in a different form in my
Cloud and Precipitation Parametrization book.
I suggest to add a statement like: Gamma distribution is mainly used to
represent precipitation distribution in bulk cloud parametrization schemes.
> Robert Kern
> "I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
> enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
> though it had an underlying truth."
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