• ### SciPy distribution for the odds ratio of independent beta variables

In biostatistics, a common effect measure when considering dichotomous exposures and outcomes is the odds ratio. With two proportions $π_0$ and $π_1$, the odds ratio is $ψ = \frac{π_1 / (1 - π_1)}{π_0 / (1 - π_0)}$, as compared to the risk ratio,… »

• ### Directly computing HDIs from PDFs in SciPy

In Bayesian inference, it is often desired to calculate credible intervals for model parameters. The 2 common choices are the highest posterior density interval (HPD/HDI), and the equal-tailed interval. In many cases, the posterior density must be estimated by simulation, but in some cases the… »

• ### Beta ratio distribution for SciPy

The quotient of 2 independent beta-distributed random variables has a known distribution, but its closed-form expression is a little hairy [1, 2]. One Python implementation of this distribution is available from Julian Saffer [3], but it suffers from some numerical issues… »