From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-05 06:19:10
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Johan Råde
>Sent: 05 May 2008 07:43
>Subject: [boost] [Math Statistical Distributions]
>Do you have any plans to add support for the hypergeometric
>That distribution is important for the Fisher exact test for
>independence in a 2x2 table.
A brief glance shows that Wikipedia lacks a formula for the cdf
but http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=151271.151274 looks promising
An accurate computation of the hypergeometric distribution function
Full text pdf formatPdf (676 KB)
Source ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS) archive
Volume 19 , Issue 1 (March 1993) table of contents
Pages: 33 - 43
Year of Publication: 1993
Trong Wu Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville
but I don't have immediate access to the full article pdf.
MathCAD appears to offer the density, cumulative and inverse, so this could provide some independent test values.
So I might be persuaded to tackle this (rather tedious - the formulae look a bit messy) task.
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