# scipy.stats.johnsonsu¶

scipy.stats.johnsonsu(*args, **kwds) = <scipy.stats._continuous_distns.johnsonsu_gen object>[source]

A Johnson SU continuous random variable.

As an instance of the rv_continuous class, johnsonsu 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 density function for johnsonsu is:

$f(x, a, b) = \frac{b}{\sqrt{x^2 + 1}} \phi(a + b \log(x + \sqrt{x^2 + 1}))$

for all $$x, a, b > 0$$, and $$\phi$$ is the normal pdf.

johnsonsu takes $$a$$ and $$b$$ as shape parameters.

The probability density above is defined in the “standardized” form. To shift and/or scale the distribution use the loc and scale parameters. Specifically, johnsonsu.pdf(x, a, b, loc, scale) is identically equivalent to johnsonsu.pdf(y, a, b) / scale with y = (x - loc) / scale. Note that shifting the location of a distribution does not make it a “noncentral” distribution; noncentral generalizations of some distributions are available in separate classes.

Examples

>>> from scipy.stats import johnsonsu
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> fig, ax = plt.subplots(1, 1)


Calculate a few first moments:

>>> a, b = 2.55, 2.25
>>> mean, var, skew, kurt = johnsonsu.stats(a, b, moments='mvsk')


Display the probability density function (pdf):

>>> x = np.linspace(johnsonsu.ppf(0.01, a, b),
...                 johnsonsu.ppf(0.99, a, b), 100)
>>> ax.plot(x, johnsonsu.pdf(x, a, b),
...        'r-', lw=5, alpha=0.6, label='johnsonsu pdf')


Alternatively, the distribution object can be called (as a function) to fix the shape, location and scale parameters. This returns a “frozen” RV object holding the given parameters fixed.

Freeze the distribution and display the frozen pdf:

>>> rv = johnsonsu(a, b)
>>> ax.plot(x, rv.pdf(x), 'k-', lw=2, label='frozen pdf')


Check accuracy of cdf and ppf:

>>> vals = johnsonsu.ppf([0.001, 0.5, 0.999], a, b)
>>> np.allclose([0.001, 0.5, 0.999], johnsonsu.cdf(vals, a, b))
True


Generate random numbers:

>>> r = johnsonsu.rvs(a, b, size=1000)


And compare the histogram:

>>> ax.hist(r, density=True, histtype='stepfilled', alpha=0.2)
>>> ax.legend(loc='best', frameon=False)
>>> plt.show()


Methods

 rvs(a, b, loc=0, scale=1, size=1, random_state=None) Random variates. pdf(x, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Probability density function. logpdf(x, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Log of the probability density function. cdf(x, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Cumulative distribution function. logcdf(x, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Log of the cumulative distribution function. sf(x, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Survival function (also defined as 1 - cdf, but sf is sometimes more accurate). logsf(x, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Log of the survival function. ppf(q, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Percent point function (inverse of cdf — percentiles). isf(q, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Inverse survival function (inverse of sf). moment(n, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Non-central moment of order n stats(a, b, loc=0, scale=1, moments=’mv’) Mean(‘m’), variance(‘v’), skew(‘s’), and/or kurtosis(‘k’). entropy(a, b, loc=0, scale=1) (Differential) entropy of the RV. fit(data) Parameter estimates for generic data. See scipy.stats.rv_continuous.fit for detailed documentation of the keyword arguments. expect(func, args=(a, b), loc=0, scale=1, lb=None, ub=None, conditional=False, **kwds) Expected value of a function (of one argument) with respect to the distribution. median(a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Median of the distribution. mean(a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Mean of the distribution. var(a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Variance of the distribution. std(a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Standard deviation of the distribution. interval(alpha, a, b, loc=0, scale=1) Endpoints of the range that contains alpha percent of the distribution

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