RtoDPQ

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Default procedure to fill slots d,p,q given r for a.c. distributions

function to do get empirical density, cumulative distribution and quantile function from random numbers

Keywords
distribution, arith, math
Usage
RtoDPQ(r, e = getdistrOption("RtoDPQ.e"), 
       n = getdistrOption("DefaultNrGridPoints"), y = NULL)
Arguments
r

the random number generator

e

\(10^e\) numbers are generated, a higher number leads to a better result.

n

The number of grid points used to create the approximated functions, a higher number leads to a better result.

y

a (numeric) vector or NULL

Details

RtoDPQ generates \(10^e\) random numbers, by default $$e = RtoDPQ.e$$. Instead of using simulated grid points, we have an optional parameter y for using N. Horbenko's quantile trick: i.e.; on an equally spaced grid x.grid on [0,1], apply f(q(x)(x.grid)) and write the result to y and produce density and cdf from this value y given to RtoDPQ as argument (instead of simulating grid points).

The density is formed on the basis of \(n\) points using approxfun and density, by default $$n = DefaultNrGridPoints$$. The cumulative distribution function and the quantile function are also created on the basis of \(n\) points using approxfun and ecdf. Of course, the results are usually not exact as they rely on random numbers.

Value

RtoDPQ returns a list of functions.

dfun

density

pfun

cumulative distribution function

qfun

quantile function

Note

Use RtoDPQ for absolutely continuous and RtoDPQ.d for discrete distributions.

See Also

UnivariateDistribution-class, density, approxfun, ecdf

Aliases
  • RtoDPQ
Examples
# NOT RUN {
rn2 <- function(n){rnorm(n)^2}
x <- RtoDPQ(r = rn2, e = 4, n = 512)
# returns density, cumulative distribution and quantile function of
# squared standard normal distribution
x$dfun(4)
RtoDPQ(r = rn2, e = 5, n = 1024) # for a better result

rp2 <- function(n){rpois(n, lambda = 1)^2}
x <- RtoDPQ.d(r = rp2, e = 5)
# returns density, cumulative distribution and quantile function of
# squared Poisson distribution with parameter lambda=1
# }
Documentation reproduced from package distr, version 2.8.0, License: LGPL-3

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