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Re: [Help-gsl] Inverse of Beta distributions

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] Inverse of Beta distributions
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 11:24:07 +0100

Meenakshi Sharma writes:
 > I am looking for the inverse cumulative distribution
 > function (quantile) of Beta distributions.
 > The cdf functions for beta distribution are available
 > in the library but I could not find the quantile
 > functions.
 > Could someone please let me know how to calculate the
 > quantile?

It is very complicated to calculate the inverse of the beta cdf.  I
could not find an algorithm that I was satisfied with, so I did not
implement it.  

You can compute the value (somewhat inefficiently) by root-finding on
the cdf itself.

Brian Gough
(GSL Maintainer)

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