# [Numpy-discussion] Power distribution

alan@ajackso... alan@ajackso...
Fri Aug 7 15:49:06 CDT 2009

```I don't think that is it, since the one in numpy has a range restricted
to the interval 0-1.

Try out hist(np.random.power(5, 1000000), bins=100)

>You might get better results for 'power-law distribution'
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_law
>
>Andrew
>
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>> Documenting my way through the statistics modules in numpy, I ran into
>> the Power Distribution.
>>
>> Anyone know what that is? I Googled for it, and found a lot of stuff
>on
>> electricity, but no reference for a statistical distribution of that
>> name. Does it have a common alias?
>>
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