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Re: [Bug-gsl] levy skew alpha-stable distribution documentation mis-plot
Re: [Bug-gsl] levy skew alpha-stable distribution documentation mis-plot?
Thu, 05 Feb 2009 15:03:51 +0000
Wanderlust/2.14.0 (Africa) Emacs/22.2 Mule/5.0 (SAKAKI)
At Mon, 2 Feb 2009 01:52:41 -0500,
> On p. 218 for my copy of the gsl reference, chapter 19.13 "The Levy
> skew alpha-Stable Distribution" I noticed that the plot of the
> probability distribution function, p(x), (for alpha=1.0, beta=1.0,
> scale=1.0) has a maximum at around y=0.06 or so. I have estimated the
> pdf myself and have found the peak for the same parameters to be
> nearer to 0.3. Are you sure that the plot of the pdf (p(x)) is
Thanks for the email. You're correct, comparing it against a
histogram of random variates shows the same difference---I must have
generated the plot with different parameters from the ones in the
title. I will regenerate it for the next release.
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