scipy.stats.randint¶
- scipy.stats.randint = <scipy.stats._discrete_distns.randint_gen object at 0x2b238b4d6410>[source]¶
A uniform discrete random variable.
As an instance of the rv_discrete class, randint object inherits from it a collection of generic methods (see below for the full list), and completes them with details specific for this particular distribution.
Notes
The probability mass function for randint is:
randint.pmf(k) = 1./(high - low)
for k = low, ..., high - 1.
randint takes low and high as shape parameters.
Note the difference to the numpy random_integers which returns integers on a closed interval [low, high].
The probability mass function above is defined in the “standardized” form. To shift distribution use the loc parameter. Specifically, randint.pmf(k, low, high, loc) is identically equivalent to randint.pmf(k - loc, low, high).
Examples
>>> from scipy.stats import randint >>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt >>> fig, ax = plt.subplots(1, 1)
Calculate a few first moments:
>>> low, high = 7, 31 >>> mean, var, skew, kurt = randint.stats(low, high, moments='mvsk')
Display the probability mass function (pmf):
>>> x = np.arange(randint.ppf(0.01, low, high), ... randint.ppf(0.99, low, high)) >>> ax.plot(x, randint.pmf(x, low, high), 'bo', ms=8, label='randint pmf') >>> ax.vlines(x, 0, randint.pmf(x, low, high), colors='b', lw=5, alpha=0.5)
Alternatively, the distribution object can be called (as a function) to fix the shape and location. This returns a “frozen” RV object holding the given parameters fixed.
Freeze the distribution and display the frozen pmf:
>>> rv = randint(low, high) >>> ax.vlines(x, 0, rv.pmf(x), colors='k', linestyles='-', lw=1, ... label='frozen pmf') >>> ax.legend(loc='best', frameon=False) >>> plt.show()
Check accuracy of cdf and ppf:
>>> prob = randint.cdf(x, low, high) >>> np.allclose(x, randint.ppf(prob, low, high)) True
Generate random numbers:
>>> r = randint.rvs(low, high, size=1000)
Methods
rvs(low, high, loc=0, size=1, random_state=None) Random variates. pmf(x, low, high, loc=0) Probability mass function. logpmf(x, low, high, loc=0) Log of the probability mass function. cdf(x, low, high, loc=0) Cumulative density function. logcdf(x, low, high, loc=0) Log of the cumulative density function. sf(x, low, high, loc=0) Survival function (also defined as 1 - cdf, but sf is sometimes more accurate). logsf(x, low, high, loc=0) Log of the survival function. ppf(q, low, high, loc=0) Percent point function (inverse of cdf — percentiles). isf(q, low, high, loc=0) Inverse survival function (inverse of sf). stats(low, high, loc=0, moments='mv') Mean(‘m’), variance(‘v’), skew(‘s’), and/or kurtosis(‘k’). entropy(low, high, loc=0) (Differential) entropy of the RV. expect(func, args=(low, high), loc=0, lb=None, ub=None, conditional=False) Expected value of a function (of one argument) with respect to the distribution. median(low, high, loc=0) Median of the distribution. mean(low, high, loc=0) Mean of the distribution. var(low, high, loc=0) Variance of the distribution. std(low, high, loc=0) Standard deviation of the distribution. interval(alpha, low, high, loc=0) Endpoints of the range that contains alpha percent of the distribution