[SciPy-user] Density plot

Zachary Pincus zachary.pincus@yale....
Thu Dec 11 12:57:56 CST 2008

I use scipy.stats.kde.gaussian_kde for similar purposes.


On Dec 11, 2008, at 1:00 PM, Yuni Kim wrote:

> Hi,
> Can anyone let me know how to make a density plot, more specifically a
> gaussian-smoothed version of a histogram?  I mean, it's not the plot  
> itself, but to get the maximum count (or
> highest peak) of the density distribution.
> In S plus and R, there is the "density" function which I can use to
> get the max x and  y in the probability frequency distribution.
> I was told that, in scipy, there is a kernel density estimator for  
> non-parametric density estimation, and fit the
> "Gaussian smoothed version of the histogram" when used with Gaussian  
> kernels.  So far I haven't suceeded finding the function.
> I really appreciate if anyone can help in any way!
> thank you!
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