[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #1475: Bug in `stats.norm_rvs` function

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#1475: Bug in `stats.norm_rvs` function
 Reporter:  rosalia      |       Owner:  somebody   
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Unscheduled
Component:  scipy.stats  |     Version:  0.9.0      
 Keywords:               |  

Comment(by josefpktd):

 I explained this a month or two ago on the mailing list. And initial
 discussion for this decision was maybe two and a half or three years ago.

 (sorry, no time to find the links.)

 essentially, it's kind of arbitrary, but there are packages (pymvpa?) that
 fix zero variance cases like this to avoid nans.

 Unless someone finds a strong argument, we won't be changing this.

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1475#comment:4>
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