[Numpy-discussion] Documentation error in numpy.random.logseries
Vincent Davis
vincent@vincentdavis....
Sat Jun 26 16:34:26 CDT 2010
On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 3:18 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Vincent Davis <vincent@vincentdavis.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 3:04 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 4:58 PM, David Goldsmith
>>> <d.l.goldsmith@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Vincent Davis <vincent@vincentdavis.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> numpy.random.logseries(p, size=None)
>>>>>
>>>>> but the parameters section,
>>>>> Parameters:
>>>>> loc : float
>>>>> scale : float > 0.
>>>>> size : {tuple, int}
>>>>> Output shape. If the given shape is, e.g., (m, n, k), then m * n * k
>>>>> samples are drawn.
>>
>> Thanks, I'll file a ticket
>
> Don't file a ticket, just edit the docs. It's just the docstring not the source
Ok, I just need to remember to make the changes :-)
Vincent
>
> the Return is also wrong
>
> samples : {ndarray, scalar}
> where the values are all integers in [0, n].
>
> sample values are greater or equal to one, but unbound above
>
>>>> stats.logser.pmf(np.arange(10000, 10005),0.99999)
> array([ 7.85931402e-06, 7.85844959e-06, 7.85758532e-06,
> 7.85672123e-06, 7.85585731e-06])
>
> Josef
>
>> Vincent
>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Notice that p <> loc and what about scale.
>>>>>
>>>>> I'll file a ticket unless I am mission something,
>>>>> Which should it be loc or p
>>>>> What about scale.
>>>>
>>>> The source is opaque (to me; Cython?) so unless you can decipher it, test
>>>> actual behavior and document that - my guess is that p is short for
>>>> "parameters" and is intended to be a two-element array_like containing both
>>>> the loc and scale parameters, but that's the way it should be documented,
>>>> not with some unprecedented reference to loc and scale when the signature
>>>> specifies p, but as I said, check that first.
>>>
>>>>>> np.source(stats.distributions.logser_gen)
>>>
>>> class logser_gen(rv_discrete):
>>> def _rvs(self, pr):
>>> return mtrand.logseries(pr,size=self._size)
>>> def _argcheck(self, pr):
>>> return (pr > 0) & (pr < 1)
>>> def _pmf(self, k, pr):
>>> return -pr**k * 1.0 / k / log(1-pr)
>>>
>>> p is a probability between in (0,1), just a mistake in the documentation.
>>>
>>>>
>>>>> There is no numpy-dev list right? Should this list be used or the
>>>>> scipy-dev list>
>>>>
>>>> That's a good Q: this is definitely a "bug" in the doc (loc and scale
>>>> shouldn't be documented as such when they're not explicitly in the function
>>>> signature), in which case scipy-dev is the proper place to post, but if it
>>>> turns out to be a bug in the code also, then this is the proper place, since
>>>> all numpy devs are subscribed here, and numpy users should know about
>>>> potential bugs (numpy devs will correct me if I'm wrong).
>>>
>>> I think question about the substance/content of the docstrings should
>>> always go to the mailing list of the corresponding function.
>>>
>>> Josef
>>>
>>>>
>>>> DG
>>>>>
>>>>> Vincent
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