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From Mikkel Meyer Andersen <m...@mikl.dk>
Subject Re: [math] EmpiricalDistribution
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 07:00:32 GMT
2011/9/5 Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com>:
> I have a couple of proposals for this class:
>
> 0) Merge the interface and impl.   This is consistent with what we
> are doing in some other places where we have only one implementation.
Fine with me.
> 1) Extend this class to actually provide a distribution - i.e.
> implement the Distribution interface.
Won't we have problems, e.g. with implementing cumulativeProbability?
> 2) make the kernel used within bins configurable.  Currently, values
> are generated (and the cdf would be computed) assuming a Gaussian
> distribution within bins.  I think at least a uniform option should
> be provided.
+1, maybe it can be generalised to providing user-defined kernels.
>
> Thanks in advance for any feedback on this or further suggestions
> for improvement.
>
> Phil
>
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