[Numpy-discussion] Using normal()

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Thu Apr 24 13:51:49 CDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Rich Shepard <rshepard@appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Apr 2008, Joris De Ridder wrote:
>  > Scale is half the width between the inflection points, mind the factor of
>  > 2.
>  Joris,
>    So, half of the full width at half the maximum height. Thank you.

No, it's not! scale is the standard deviation of the Normal
distribution, not half the FWHM!

Robert Kern

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enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
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