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From Kim van der Linde <...@kimvdlinde.com>
Subject Re: [math] Questions regarding probability distributions
Date Wed, 13 Oct 2004 04:02:08 GMT


frno@bredband.net wrote:
> Hi

> 4.  Since the chi-squared and exponential distributions are just special cases
> of the gamma distribution, there is no need to have separate implementation
> classes for these. In my opinion, one should avoid having multiple 
> implementations of the same distribution unless there is some strong reason 
> for it.

Please keep in mind that not every user is a full-blown statistician 
knowing all these underlying interactions. For that reason, I would 
argue strongly against this.

Kim

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