VisualTest_DrawQQplot¶
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VisualTest_DrawQQplot
(*args)¶ Draw a QQplot.
Refer to Using QQplot to compare two samples.
 Available usages:
VisualTest.DrawQQplot(sample1, sample2, n_points)
VisualTest.DrawQQplot(sample1, distribution);
 Parameters
 sample1, sample22d sequences of float
Tested samples.
 ditribution
Distribution
Tested model.
 n_pointsint, optional
The number of points that is used for interpolating the empirical CDF of the two samples (with possibly different sizes).
It will default to DistributionImplementationDefaultPointNumber from the
ResourceMap
.
 Returns
 graph
Graph
The graph object
 graph
Notes
The QQplot is a visual fitting test for univariate distributions. It opposes the sample quantiles to those of the tested quantity (either a distribution or another sample) by plotting the following points cloud:
where denotes the empirical CDF of the (first) tested sample and denotes either the quantile function of the tested distribution or the empirical quantile function of the second tested sample.
If the given sample fits to the tested distribution or sample, then the points should be close to be aligned (up to the uncertainty associated with the estimation of the empirical probabilities) with the first bissector whose equation reads:
Examples
>>> import openturns as ot >>> from openturns.viewer import View
Generate a random sample from a Normal distribution:
>>> ot.RandomGenerator.SetSeed(0) >>> distribution = ot.Weibull(2.0, 0.5) >>> sample = distribution.getSample(30) >>> sample.setDescription(['Sample'])
Draw a QQplot against a given (inferred) distribution:
>>> tested_distribution = ot.WeibullFactory().build(sample) >>> QQ_plot = ot.VisualTest.DrawQQplot(sample, tested_distribution) >>> View(QQ_plot).show()
Draw a twosample QQplot:
>>> another_sample = distribution.getSample(50) >>> another_sample.setDescription(['Another sample']) >>> QQ_plot = ot.VisualTest.DrawQQplot(sample, another_sample) >>> View(QQ_plot).show()