scipy.stats.hypergeom¶
- scipy.stats.hypergeom = <scipy.stats.distributions.hypergeom_gen object at 0x4ddf650>[source]¶
A hypergeometric discrete random variable.
The hypergeometric distribution models drawing objects from a bin. M is the total number of objects, n is total number of Type I objects. The random variate represents the number of Type I objects in N drawn without replacement from the total population.
Discrete random variables are defined from a standard form and may require some shape parameters to complete its specification. Any optional keyword parameters can be passed to the methods of the RV object as given below:
Parameters : x : array_like
quantiles
q : array_like
lower or upper tail probability
M, n, N : array_like
shape parameters
loc : array_like, optional
location parameter (default=0)
size : int or tuple of ints, optional
shape of random variates (default computed from input arguments )
moments : str, optional
composed of letters [‘mvsk’] specifying which moments to compute where ‘m’ = mean, ‘v’ = variance, ‘s’ = (Fisher’s) skew and ‘k’ = (Fisher’s) kurtosis. (default=’mv’)
Alternatively, the object may be called (as a function) to fix the shape and
location parameters returning a “frozen” discrete RV object:
rv = hypergeom(M, n, N, loc=0)
- Frozen RV object with the same methods but holding the given shape and location fixed.
Notes
The probability mass function is defined as:
pmf(k, M, n, N) = choose(n, k) * choose(M - n, N - k) / choose(M, N), for N - (M-n) <= k <= min(m,N)
Examples
>>> from scipy.stats import hypergeom
Suppose we have a collection of 20 animals, of which 7 are dogs. Then if we want to know the probability of finding a given number of dogs if we choose at random 12 of the 20 animals, we can initialize a frozen distribution and plot the probability mass function:
>>> [M, n, N] = [20, 7, 12] >>> rv = hypergeom(M, n, N) >>> x = np.arange(0, n+1) >>> pmf_dogs = rv.pmf(x)
>>> fig = plt.figure() >>> ax = fig.add_subplot(111) >>> ax.plot(x, pmf_dogs, 'bo') >>> ax.vlines(x, 0, pmf_dogs, lw=2) >>> ax.set_xlabel('# of dogs in our group of chosen animals') >>> ax.set_ylabel('hypergeom PMF') >>> plt.show()
Instead of using a frozen distribution we can also use hypergeom methods directly. To for example obtain the cumulative distribution function, use:
>>> prb = hypergeom.cdf(x, M, n, N)
And to generate random numbers:
>>> R = hypergeom.rvs(M, n, N, size=10)
Methods
rvs(M, n, N, loc=0, size=1) Random variates. pmf(x, M, n, N, loc=0) Probability mass function. logpmf(x, M, n, N, loc=0) Log of the probability mass function. cdf(x, M, n, N, loc=0) Cumulative density function. logcdf(x, M, n, N, loc=0) Log of the cumulative density function. sf(x, M, n, N, loc=0) Survival function (1-cdf — sometimes more accurate). logsf(x, M, n, N, loc=0) Log of the survival function. ppf(q, M, n, N, loc=0) Percent point function (inverse of cdf — percentiles). isf(q, M, n, N, loc=0) Inverse survival function (inverse of sf). stats(M, n, N, loc=0, moments=’mv’) Mean(‘m’), variance(‘v’), skew(‘s’), and/or kurtosis(‘k’). entropy(M, n, N, loc=0) (Differential) entropy of the RV. expect(func, M, n, N, loc=0, lb=None, ub=None, conditional=False) Expected value of a function (of one argument) with respect to the distribution. median(M, n, N, loc=0) Median of the distribution. mean(M, n, N, loc=0) Mean of the distribution. var(M, n, N, loc=0) Variance of the distribution. std(M, n, N, loc=0) Standard deviation of the distribution. interval(alpha, M, n, N, loc=0) Endpoints of the range that contains alpha percent of the distribution