Re: PDF (not the format, the function).
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- From: dreissNOSPAM at nospam.earthlink.net (David Reiss)
- Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 03:33:32 -0400
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This hasn't happened to me, but one possibility that jumps to mind is
that you have possibly defined one of the functions in question in the
Global` context prior to loading the package... But, in that case I
would expect that you would have seen error messages warnig you of
In article <6ousq5$jj4 at smc.vnet.net>, Luis Fernando Medina
<lmedina at leland.Stanford.EDU> wrote:
> After a brief honeymoon with the ContinuousDistributions package, it has
> been happening to me quite often that Mathematica refuses to calculate
> probability density functions. Even more amazingly, sometimes it can
> calculate cumulative distributions but will still remain clueless when
> asked about the PDF. In those cases, if you ask PDF[dist,x], having
> previously defined the "dist" as, say, ExponentialDistribution, it
> will make the substitution for "dist" but will not calculate anything,
> simply returning PDF[ExponentialDistribution,x]. At the beginning I
> thought it was just a problem of the computer I was working in, but it
> has happened also in other systems as well. Has this happened to
> anybody else? What's going on here?
> Please, to avoid overflow of the newsgroup, answer to my email:
> lmedina at leland.stanford.edu
> Luis Fernando Medina
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