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# Create a mixture of PDFsΒΆ

In this example we are going to build a distribution whose PDF is defined by a linear combination of probability density functions:

The weigths are automatically normalized.

It is also possible to create a mixture of copulas.

```
from __future__ import print_function
import openturns as ot
import openturns.viewer as viewer
from matplotlib import pylab as plt
ot.Log.Show(ot.Log.NONE)
```

create a collection of distribution and the associated weights

```
distributions = [ot.Triangular(1.0, 2.0, 4.0), ot.Normal(-1.0, 1.0), ot.Uniform(5.0, 6.0)]
weights = [0.4, 1.0, 0.2]
```

create the mixture

```
distribution = ot.Mixture(distributions, weights)
print(distribution)
```

Out:

```
Mixture((w = 0.25, d = Triangular(a = 1, m = 2, b = 4)), (w = 0.625, d = Normal(mu = -1, sigma = 1)), (w = 0.125, d = Uniform(a = 5, b = 6)))
```

draw PDF

```
graph = distribution.drawPDF()
view = viewer.View(graph)
```

define a list of copulas and the associated weights

```
copulas = [ot.GumbelCopula(4.5), ot.ClaytonCopula(2.3)]
weights = [0.2, 0.8]
```

create a mixture of copulas

```
distribution = ot.Mixture(copulas, weights)
print(distribution)
```

Out:

```
Mixture((w = 0.2, d = GumbelCopula(theta = 4.5)), (w = 0.8, d = ClaytonCopula(theta = 2.3)))
```

draw PDF

```
graph = distribution.drawPDF()
view = viewer.View(graph)
plt.show()
```

**Total running time of the script:** ( 0 minutes 0.201 seconds)