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## Re: statistics distributions function names

**From**: |
Bill Denney |

**Subject**: |
Re: statistics distributions function names |

**Date**: |
Thu, 23 Jun 2005 18:50:42 -0400 (EDT) |

`I think that one reason is when functions don't have the exact same
``functionality as the ML functions.
`

`What do people think about (if there is a case where the function has a
``reason to not be the same as the matlab function) putting an empty
``function that just spits out an error and has help text pointing to the
``octave function? That strikes me as something without much difficulty and
``it would help people transition code to Octave.
`
Bill
On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Ben Barrowes wrote:

Why are the names for the distribution functions in
/usr/local/share/octave/2.9.3/m/statistics/distributions/
different from their ML counterparts?
I see at:
http://octave.sourceforge.net/index/statistics.html
that there is a compatibility table e.g.
weib*
use weibull_*

`but why put users through the effort? After installing octave and trying some
``matlab code to see if it would work, octave couldn't find functions like
``fcdf.m. I had to find free sources on the web such as
`http://www.spatial-econometrics.com/
and write my own fcdf.m before I found f_cdf.m
||

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