[SciPy-User] distributions - who got the most ?

Michael Aye kmichael.aye@gmail....
Tue Dec 4 01:33:17 CST 2012


On 2012-12-04 03:50:43 +0000, Travis Oliphant said:

> On Dec 3, 2012, at 9:30 PM, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
> 
>> scipy.stats has more than 90 distributions.
>> 
>> Do we want to increase it by almost a factor of 10? :)
>> 
> 
> That is pretty cool.   I would personally love to see this sort of 
> thing.  This might be a good project to propose to NumFOCUS for an 
> enterprising young student / mentor combination under the Technical 
> Fellowship Program.   Josef would be a good mentor for this sort of 
> thing.
> 
> The John Hunter Technical Fellowship is a 3 month to 18 month program 
> where a student / post-doc works with a mentor (both of whom receive 
> funding) on some project of interest to the scientific computing 
> community.    Proposals are reviewed by a grant team.     We are just 
> getting this program started and need good projects and mentors.      
> Students can submit proposals and can often be matched with a mentor.
> 
> Contact numfocus@googlegroups.org to inquire or send a proposal.

Interesting, I just thought about something like this. Will part-time 
be possible? I am asking here, because the list might want to know this 
as well.

Michael


> 
> -Travis
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> While looking for the cdf of a distribution, I found this :
>> http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/35008-generation-of-random-variates 
>> 
>> 
>> He collected 870 distributions (under BSD license). Includes generic
>> random number generation.
>> 
>> Even though there are some variations of distributions counted
>> separately, given my quick browsing this looks impressive and a good
>> source for code and references.
>> Coding style is not great but it's 10 years or so of collecting distributions.
>> 
>> Josef
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