[SciPy-user] scipy tutorial for stats

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Sun Jan 4 19:41:29 CST 2009

Since the scipy tutorial for stats was almost empty, I started to
write some comments and examples for it. A first draft is at


(I'm not sure if all the formatting is correct)

Currently it is very heavily focused on the parts that I was
rewriting, especially distributions and tests (ks and t).

Since scipy.stats is an agglomeration of different functions and
groups of functions, it is not so obvious what a good structure and
topic list for a stats tutorial is.

Hopefully the function and methods will get their own docstring
examples, then, I think, that it would be more useful if the tutorial
shows how to group or tie the functions together. I saw that
py4science and sage have stats introductory examples, and something
like that would be helpful for new users.

Proposals for a tutorial structure and clarifying the objective would
be helpful.

Personally, I prefer recipes and longer examples scripts to tutorials,
as for example the matplotlib example page. Is there a place in the
new docs where we can list and link to recipes and example scripts?


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