# scipy.special.erfcinv¶

scipy.special.erfcinv(x, /, out=None, *, where=True, casting='same_kind', order='K', dtype=None, subok=True[, signature, extobj]) = <ufunc 'erfcinv'>

Inverse of the complementary error function.

Computes the inverse of the complementary error function.

In the complex domain, there is no unique complex number w satisfying erfc(w)=z. This indicates a true inverse function would have multi-value. When the domain restricts to the real, 0 < x < 2, there is a unique real number satisfying erfc(erfcinv(x)) = erfcinv(erfc(x)).

It is related to inverse of the error function by erfcinv(1-x) = erfinv(x)

Parameters
yndarray

Argument at which to evaluate. Domain: [0, 2]

Returns
erfcinvndarray

The inverse of erfc of y, element-wise

erf

Error function of a complex argument

erfc

Complementary error function, 1 - erf(x)

erfinv

Inverse of the error function

Examples

1. evaluating a float number

>>> from scipy import special
>>> special.erfcinv(0.5)
0.4769362762044698

1. evaluating an ndarray

>>> from scipy import special
>>> y = np.linspace(0.0, 2.0, num=11)
>>> special.erfcinv(y)
array([        inf,  0.9061938 ,  0.59511608,  0.37080716,  0.17914345,
-0.        , -0.17914345, -0.37080716, -0.59511608, -0.9061938 ,
-inf])


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