PHP | stats_dens_beta() Function

PHP stats_dens_beta() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP stats_dens_beta() Function.

The built-in PHP stats_dens_beta() function is the probability density function of the beta distribution.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

float stats_dens_beta( float $x, float $a, float $b )


Parameter Details

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1

x

The value at which the probability density is calculated

2

a

The shape parameter of the distribution

3

b

The shape parameter of the distribution


Return Value

This built-in function returns the probability density at x, where the random variable can follow the beta distribution of which shape parameters are a and b or false for failure.

Dependencies

This built-in function was first introduced in statistics extension (PHP version 4.0.0 and PEAR v1.4.0). In this tutorial guide, we used the latest release of stats-2.0.3 (PHP v7.0.0 or newer and PEAR version 1.4.0 or newer).

Example1

The following example below computes the probability density for each x -

<?php
   // check for each x
   foreach (range(0.1, 0.9, 0.2) as $x) {
      var_dump(round(stats_dens_beta($x, 2, 3), 6));
      echo "<br>";
   }
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

float(0.972)
float(1.764)
float(1.5)
float(0.756)
float(0.108)

Example2

The following example below computes the probability density for each a -

<?php
   // check for each a
   foreach (range(0.5, 3, 0.5) as $a) {
      var_dump(round(stats_dens_beta(0.4, $a, 3), 6));echo "<br>";
   }
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following output -

float(0.533634)
float(1.08)
float(1.494176)
float(1.728)
float(1.793011)
float(1.728)

Example3

The following example below computes the probability density for each b -

<?php
   // check for each b
   foreach (range(0.5, 3, 0.5) as $b) {
      var_dump(round(stats_dens_beta(0.4, 2, $b), 6));echo "<br>";
   }
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following output -

float(0.387298)
float(0.8)
float(1.161895)
float(1.44)
float(1.626653)
float(1.728)


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the built-in PHP stats_dens_cauchy() Function.

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