Distribution¶

class
astropy.uncertainty.
Distribution
(samples)[source]¶ Bases:
object
A scalar value or array values with associated uncertainty distribution.
This object will take its exact type from whatever the
samples
argument is. In general this is expected to be anQuantity
ornumpy.ndarray
, although anything compatible withnumpy.asanyarray
is possible.See also: https://docs.astropy.org/en/stable/uncertainty/
 Parameters
 samplesarray_like
The distribution, with sampling along the leading axis. If 1D, the sole dimension is used as the sampling axis (i.e., it is a scalar distribution).
Attributes Summary
The number of samples of this distribution.
Methods Summary
pdf_histogram
(**kwargs)Compute histogram over the samples in the distribution.
pdf_mad
([out])The median absolute deviation of this distribution.
pdf_mean
([dtype, out])The mean of this distribution.
pdf_median
([out])The median of this distribution.
pdf_percentiles
(percentile, **kwargs)Compute percentiles of this Distribution.
pdf_smad
([out])The median absolute deviation of this distribution rescaled to match the standard deviation for a normal distribution.
pdf_std
([dtype, out, ddof])The standard deviation of this distribution.
pdf_var
([dtype, out, ddof])The variance of this distribution.
Attributes Documentation

distribution
¶
Methods Documentation

pdf_histogram
(**kwargs)[source]¶ Compute histogram over the samples in the distribution.
 Parameters
 All keyword arguments are passed into `astropy.stats.histogram`. Note
 That some of these options may not be valid for some multidimensional
 distributions.
 Returns

pdf_mad
(out=None)[source]¶ The median absolute deviation of this distribution.
 Parameters
 out
array
, optional Alternative output array in which to place the result. It must have the same shape and buffer length as the expected output, but the type (of the output) will be cast if necessary.
 out

pdf_mean
(dtype=None, out=None)[source]¶ The mean of this distribution.
Arguments are as for
numpy.mean
.

pdf_median
(out=None)[source]¶ The median of this distribution.
 Parameters
 out
array
, optional Alternative output array in which to place the result. It must have the same shape and buffer length as the expected output, but the type (of the output) will be cast if necessary.
 out

pdf_percentiles
(percentile, **kwargs)[source]¶ Compute percentiles of this Distribution.
 Parameters
 Returns
 percentiles
Quantity
[‘dimensionless’] The
fracs
percentiles of this distribution.
 percentiles

pdf_smad
(out=None)[source]¶ The median absolute deviation of this distribution rescaled to match the standard deviation for a normal distribution.
 Parameters
 out
array
, optional Alternative output array in which to place the result. It must have the same shape and buffer length as the expected output, but the type (of the output) will be cast if necessary.
 out