distributions

A collection of probability distribution functions

#distributions

A collection of probability distribution functions

npm install distributions
var distributions = require('distributions');
var normal = distributions.Normal(1 /* mean */, 2 /* std deviation */);
 
console.log(normal.pdf(1)); // 0.199... 
console.log(normal.cdf(1)); // 0.5 
console.log(normal.inv(1)); // Infiniy 
 
console.log(normal.mean()); // 1 
console.log(normal.median()); // 1 
console.log(normal.variance()); // 4 

All distributions in this module takes some or no arguments and can have a default value. They are also created by calling the constructor:

// both do the same 
var uniform = distributions.Uniform(-2, 2);
var uniform = new distributions.Uniform(-2, 2);

The instance then has 3 probability functions:

var y = uniform.pdf(x); // probability density function 
var p = uniform.cdf(q); // cumulative distribution function 
var q = uniform.inv(p); // quantile function 

and also 3 general methods for the median, mean and variance:

uniform.median();
uniform.mean();
uniform.variance();

The currently implemented distributions are listed bellow.

Create a uniform distribution, with a range from a to b. Note that uniform.inv(p) will return NaN outside the range from 0 to 1, and that uniform.inv(0) == a and uniform.inv(1) == b.

Create a normal distribution, with a custom mean (mean) and standard deviation (sd).

Create a student t distribution, with a degree of freedom set to df.

All functions are tested by comparing with a mathematical reference either MatLab, Maple or R.

The software is license under "MIT"

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