[SciPy-User] scipy.stats.distributions.erlang - "boring" consensus building in a ticket

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Sat May 5 15:22:15 CDT 2012


On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM,  <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> Should we restrict the shape parameter to be an integer instead of a float?
>
> http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1647
>
> Let's ask the users:
>
> Does anyone want an exception if the shape parameter is not an integer?
sorry correction, not an exception, if the parameter is invalid, an
nan is returned

> Is there a demand or use case for estimating the shape parameter as an
> integer instead of a float?
>
> right now erlang and gamma are essentially the same, as far as I can see
>
> Josef


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