# StandardDistributionPolynomialFactory¶

class StandardDistributionPolynomialFactory(*args)

Build orthonormal or orthogonal univariate polynomial families.

Parameters: arg : Either a Distribution implementing the probability measure according to which the polynomial family is orthonormal or an OrthonormalizationAlgorithm. In the first case, the implementation will switch to the suitable specific orthonormal univariate polynomial family if any (see the notes below), or it will default to the AdaptiveStieltjesAlgorithm to build an orthonormal univariate polynomial family.

Notes

Use this functionality with caution:

• The polynomials exist if and only if the distribution admits finite moments of all orders. Even if some algorithms manage to compute something, it will be plain numerical noise.
• Even if the polynomials exist, they form an Hilbertian basis wrt the dot product induced by the distribution if and only if the distribution is determinate, ie is characterized by its moments. For example, the LogNormal distribution has orthonormal polynomials of arbitrary degree but the projection onto the functional space generated by these polynomials (see FunctionalChaosAlgorithm) may converge to a function that differs significantly from the function being projected.

OpenTURNS implements the following specific orthonormal  univariate polynomial families together with their associated standard distributions:

Standard distribution Polynomial
Normal HermiteFactory
Uniform LegendreFactory
Gamma LaguerreFactory
Beta JacobiFactory
Poisson CharlierFactory
Binomial KrawtchoukFactory
NegativeBinomial MeixnerFactory

Aside, OpenTURNS also implements generic algorithms for building orthonormal univariate polynomial families with respect to any arbitrary probability measure (implemented as a Distribution). OpenTURNS implements the following OrthonormalizationAlgorithm’s:

  A polynomial family is said to be orthonormal with respect to the probability measure if and only if: where denotes Kronecker’s delta.

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot


Build the specific orthonormal polynomial factory associated to the normal distribution (Hermite):

>>> polynomial_factory = ot.StandardDistributionPolynomialFactory(ot.Normal())
>>> for i in range(3):
...     print(polynomial_factory.build(i))
1
X
-0.707107 + 0.707107 * X^2


Build an orthonormal polynomial factory for the Weibull distribution with the default orthonormalization algorithm:

>>> polynomial_factory = ot.StandardDistributionPolynomialFactory(ot.Weibull())
>>> for i in range(3):
...     print(polynomial_factory.build(i))
1
-1 + X
1 - 2 * X + 0.5 * X^2


Build an orthonormal polynomial factory for the log-normal distribution with Chebychev’s othonormalization algorithm:

>>> algorithm = ot.AdaptiveStieltjesAlgorithm(ot.Weibull())
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.StandardDistributionPolynomialFactory(algorithm)
>>> for i in range(3):
...     print(polynomial_factory.build(i))
1
-1 + X
1 - 2 * X + 0.5 * X^2


Methods

 build(degree) Build the -th order orthogonal univariate polynomial. buildCoefficients(degree) Build the -th order orthogonal univariate polynomial coefficients. buildRecurrenceCoefficientsCollection(degree) Build the recurrence coefficients. getClassName() Accessor to the object’s name. getId() Accessor to the object’s id. getMeasure() Accessor to the associated probability measure. getName() Accessor to the object’s name. getNodesAndWeights(n) Build the -th order quadrature scheme. getRecurrenceCoefficients(n) Accessor to the recurrence coefficients of the -th order. getRoots(n) Accessor to the recurrence coefficients of the -th order. getShadowedId() Accessor to the object’s shadowed id. getVisibility() Accessor to the object’s visibility state. hasName() Test if the object is named. hasVisibleName() Test if the object has a distinguishable name. setName(name) Accessor to the object’s name. setShadowedId(id) Accessor to the object’s shadowed id. setVisibility(visible) Accessor to the object’s visibility state.
__init__(*args)

Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

build(degree)

Build the -th order orthogonal univariate polynomial.

Parameters: k : int, Polynomial order. polynomial : OrthogonalUniVariatePolynomial Requested orthogonal univariate polynomial.

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.HermiteFactory()
>>> print(polynomial_factory.build(2))
-0.707107 + 0.707107 * X^2

buildCoefficients(degree)

Build the -th order orthogonal univariate polynomial coefficients.

Parameters: k : int, Polynomial order. coefficients : Point Coefficients of the requested orthogonal univariate polynomial.

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.HermiteFactory()
>>> print(polynomial_factory.buildCoefficients(2))
[-0.707107,0,0.707107]

buildRecurrenceCoefficientsCollection(degree)

Build the recurrence coefficients.

Build the recurrence coefficients of the orthogonal univariate polynomial family up to the -th order.

Parameters: k : int, Polynomial order. recurrence_coefficients : list of Point All the tecurrence coefficients up to the requested order.

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.HermiteFactory()
>>> print(polynomial_factory.buildRecurrenceCoefficientsCollection(2))
[[1,0,0],[0.707107,0,-0.707107]]

getClassName()

Accessor to the object’s name.

Returns: class_name : str The object class name (object.__class__.__name__).
getId()

Accessor to the object’s id.

Returns: id : int Internal unique identifier.
getMeasure()

Accessor to the associated probability measure.

Returns: measure : Distribution The associated probability measure (according to which the polynomials are orthogonal).

Notes

Two polynomials P and Q are orthogonal with respect to the probability measure if and only if their dot product: where and .

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.HermiteFactory()
>>> print(polynomial_factory.getMeasure())
Normal(mu = 0, sigma = 1)

getName()

Accessor to the object’s name.

Returns: name : str The name of the object.
getNodesAndWeights(n)

Build the -th order quadrature scheme.

Associated with the orthogonal univariate polynomials family.

Parameters: k : int, Polynomial order. nodes : Point The nodes of the -th order quadrature scheme. weights : Point The weights of the -th order quadrature scheme.

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.HermiteFactory()
>>> nodes, weights = polynomial_factory.getNodesAndWeights(3)
>>> print(nodes)
[-1.73205,...,1.73205]
>>> print(weights)
[0.166667,0.666667,0.166667]

getRecurrenceCoefficients(n)

Accessor to the recurrence coefficients of the -th order.

Of the orthogonal univariate polynomial.

Parameters: k : int, Polynomial order. recurrence_coefficients : Point The recurrence coefficients of the -th order orthogonal univariate polynomial.

Notes

Any sequence of orthogonal polynomials has a recurrence formula relating any three consecutive polynomials as follows: Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.HermiteFactory()
>>> print(polynomial_factory.getRecurrenceCoefficients(3))
[0.5,0,-0.866025]

getRoots(n)

Accessor to the recurrence coefficients of the -th order.

Of the orthogonal univariate polynomial.

Parameters: k : int, Polynomial order. roots : Point The roots of the -th order orthogonal univariate polynomial.

Examples

>>> import openturns as ot
>>> polynomial_factory = ot.HermiteFactory()
>>> print(polynomial_factory.getRoots(3))
[-1.73205,...,1.73205]

getShadowedId()

Accessor to the object’s shadowed id.

Returns: id : int Internal unique identifier.
getVisibility()

Accessor to the object’s visibility state.

Returns: visible : bool Visibility flag.
hasName()

Test if the object is named.

Returns: hasName : bool True if the name is not empty.
hasVisibleName()

Test if the object has a distinguishable name.

Returns: hasVisibleName : bool True if the name is not empty and not the default one.
setName(name)

Accessor to the object’s name.

Parameters: name : str The name of the object.
setShadowedId(id)

Accessor to the object’s shadowed id.

Parameters: id : int Internal unique identifier.
setVisibility(visible)

Accessor to the object’s visibility state.

Parameters: visible : bool Visibility flag.