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From "Phil Steitz" <phil.ste...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [math] normal distribution - probability mass function?
Date Sun, 27 Apr 2008 00:55:04 GMT
On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 5:18 PM, Brent Worden <brent.worden@gmail.com> wrote:
> The pdf could definitely be used as a kernel for kernel density
>  estimation.
>
Yes, I guess that's one use for at least the Gaussian pdf.  So the
question is does it make sense to go ahead and add the pdf to the
continuoous distribution interface in 2.0?  Should be doable for what
we have now and not too onerous for others, no?

Phil


>  Brent
>
>
>
>  -----Original Message-----
>  From: Will Glass-Husain [mailto:wglass@forio.com]
>  Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 6:59 PM
>  To: Commons Users List
>  Subject: Re: [math] normal distribution - probability mass function?
>
>  Hi Phil,
>
>  We offer an online simulation toolkit, which (among other things) offers
>  a
>  set of mathematical functions to users.  ( forio.com/broadcast ).  One
>  of
>  our users requested we add an Excel-like NORMDIST function for
>  cumulative
>  probability distribution.  Since we are adding this function, I thought
>  it'd
>  be a good idea to offer a more complete set of distribution functions,
>  including the probability mass function.
>
>  Best, WILL
>
>  > We can talk about this.  Out of curiousity, what are you using this
>  > (the pdf) for?
>
>
>
>
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