From: Deane Yang (deane_yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-01 10:23:49
John Maddock wrote:
> Daniel Egloff wrote:
>> What's about
>> complemented(cdf)(dist, x);
>> cdf(complemented)(dist, x);
>> cdf<complemented>(dist, x);
> Of those I would prefer (2), or else:
> // complemented cdf:
> cdf(complemented(dist, x));
> // quantile from complement of probabilty:
> quantile(complemented(dist, q));
> I'm also tempted to suggest that "complemented" is spelled "complement".
> I'd be interested to know what other think though.
I was happy with cdf_c, but this syntax looks good to me, too. I also
prefer "complement" over "complemented".
> As for the multivariate case, no we haven't thought about it (there's more
> than enough to do at present in the univariate case), I suspect we would
> have to fall back on "not all operations are supported on all
> distributions", which would be not unreasonable in that case. A compiler
> error in other words.
I definitely recommend sticking to univariate distributions for now.
Multivariate ones open up too many questions.
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