distribution module¶
Class to create a probability distribution from the SciPy library.
The SPDistribution
class is a concrete class
inheriting from Distribution
which is an abstract one.
SP stands for scipy which is the library it relies on.
The SPDistribution
of a given uncertain variable is built
from mandatory arguments:
a variable name,
a distribution name recognized by SciPy,
a set of parameters provided as a dictionary of keyword arguments named as the arguments of the scipy constructor of this distribution.
Warning
The distribution parameters must be provided according to the signature of the scipy classes. Access the scipy documentation.
The constructor has also optional arguments:
a variable dimension (default: 1),
a standard representation of these parameters (default: use
parameters
).
Classes:

SciPy probability distribution. 
 class gemseo.uncertainty.distributions.scipy.distribution.SPDistribution(variable, interfaced_distribution, parameters, dimension=1, standard_parameters=None)[source]¶
Bases:
gemseo.uncertainty.distributions.distribution.Distribution
SciPy probability distribution.
Create a probability distribution for an uncertain variable from its dimension and distribution names and properties.
See also
SPExponentialDistribution
SPNormalDistribution
SPTriangularDistribution
SPUniformDistribution
Example
>>> from gemseo.uncertainty.distributions.scipy.distribution import ( ... SPDistribution ... ) >>> distribution = SPDistribution('x', 'expon', {'loc': 3, 'scale': 1/2.}) >>> print(distribution) expon(loc=3, scale=0.5)
 Parameters
variable (str) – The name of the random variable.
interfaced_distribution (str) – The name of the probability distribution, typically the name of a class wrapped from an external library, such as ‘Normal’ for OpenTURNS or ‘norm’ for SciPy.
parameters (ParametersType) – The parameters of the probability distribution.
dimension (int) –
The dimension of the random variable.
By default it is set to 1.
standard_parameters (dict, optional) –
The standard representation of the parameters of the probability distribution.
By default it is set to None.
 Return type
None
Methods:
compute_cdf
(vector)Evaluate the cumulative density function (CDF).
compute_inverse_cdf
(vector)Evaluate the inverse of the cumulative density function (ICDF).
compute_samples
([n_samples])Sample the random variable.
plot
([index, show, save, file_path, ...])Plot both probability and cumulative density functions for a given component.
plot_all
([show, save, file_path, ...])Plot both probability and cumulative density functions for all components.
Attributes:
The analytical mean of the random variable.
The numerical range.
The analytical standard deviation of the random variable.
The mathematical support.
 compute_cdf(vector)[source]¶
Evaluate the cumulative density function (CDF).
Evaluate the CDF of the components of the random variable for a given realization of this random variable.
 Parameters
vector (Iterable[float]) – A realization of the random variable.
 Returns
The CDF values of the components of the random variable.
 Return type
numpy.ndarray
 compute_inverse_cdf(vector)[source]¶
Evaluate the inverse of the cumulative density function (ICDF).
 Parameters
vector (Iterable[float]) – A vector of values comprised between 0 and 1 whose length is equal to the dimension of the random variable.
 Returns
The ICDF values of the components of the random variable.
 Return type
numpy.ndarray
 compute_samples(n_samples=1)[source]¶
Sample the random variable.
 Parameters
n_samples (int) –
The number of samples.
By default it is set to 1.
 Returns
The samples of the random variable,
The number of columns is equal to the dimension of the variable and the number of lines is equal to the number of samples.
 Return type
numpy.ndarray
 property mean¶
The analytical mean of the random variable.
 plot(index=0, show=True, save=False, file_path=None, directory_path=None, file_name=None, file_extension=None)¶
Plot both probability and cumulative density functions for a given component.
 Parameters
index (int) –
The index of a component of the random variable.
By default it is set to 0.
save (bool) –
If True, save the figure.
By default it is set to False.
show (bool) –
If True, display the figure.
By default it is set to True.
file_path (Optional[Union[str, pathlib.Path]]) –
The path of the file to save the figures. If the extension is missing, use
file_extension
. If None, create a file path fromdirectory_path
,file_name
andfile_extension
.By default it is set to None.
directory_path (Optional[Union[str, pathlib.Path]]) –
The path of the directory to save the figures. If None, use the current working directory.
By default it is set to None.
file_name (Optional[str]) –
The name of the file to save the figures. If None, use a default one generated by the postprocessing.
By default it is set to None.
file_extension (Optional[str]) –
A file extension, e.g. ‘png’, ‘pdf’, ‘svg’, … If None, use a default file extension.
By default it is set to None.
 Returns
The figure.
 Return type
matplotlib.figure.Figure
 plot_all(show=True, save=False, file_path=None, directory_path=None, file_name=None, file_extension=None)¶
Plot both probability and cumulative density functions for all components.
 Parameters
save (bool) –
If True, save the figure.
By default it is set to False.
show (bool) –
If True, display the figure.
By default it is set to True.
file_path (Optional[Union[str, pathlib.Path]]) –
The path of the file to save the figures. If the extension is missing, use
file_extension
. If None, create a file path fromdirectory_path
,file_name
andfile_extension
.By default it is set to None.
directory_path (Optional[Union[str, pathlib.Path]]) –
The path of the directory to save the figures. If None, use the current working directory.
By default it is set to None.
file_name (Optional[str]) –
The name of the file to save the figures. If None, use a default one generated by the postprocessing.
By default it is set to None.
file_extension (Optional[str]) –
A file extension, e.g. ‘png’, ‘pdf’, ‘svg’, … If None, use a default file extension.
By default it is set to None.
 Returns
The figures.
 Return type
List[matplotlib.figure.Figure]
 property range¶
The numerical range.
The numerical range is the interval defined by the lower and upper bounds numerically reachable by the random variable.
Here, the numerical range of the random variable is defined by one array for each component of the random variable, whose first element is the lower bound of this component while the second one is its upper bound.
 property standard_deviation¶
The analytical standard deviation of the random variable.
 property support¶
The mathematical support.
The mathematical support is the interval defined by the theoretical lower and upper bounds of the random variable.
Here, the mathematical range of the random variable is defined by one array for each component of the random variable, whose first element is the lower bound of this component while the second one is its upper bound.