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# PHP | stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare() Function

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing briefly about the stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare() function.

The stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare() function generates a random deviate from the non-central chi-square distribution.

## Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

`float stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare( float \$df, float \$xnonc )`

## Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameterDescription
1

df

The degrees of freedoms

2

xnonc

The non-centrality parameter

## Return Value

This PHP function returns a random deviate from the non-central chi-square distribution with a degrees of freedoms df, and the non-centrality parameter xnonc.

## 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

Below example generates a random deviate from the non-central chi-square distribution with a degree of freedom set to 2, and non-centrality parameter set to 3 -

```<?php
var_dump(is_float(stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare(2, 3)));
?>```

#### Output

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

`bool(true)`

### Example2

Following is an error case. In the following example, we have passed df < 1. A warning is shown in logs -

```<?php
// error cases
var_dump(stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare(0.9, 3));  // df < 1
?>```

#### Output

The above code will produce the following result and a warning in logs PHP Warning: stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare(): df < 1 or xnonc < 0. df value: 9.000000E-1 xnonc value: 3.000000E+0

`bool(false)`

### Example3

Following is an error case. In the following example below, we have passed xnonc < 0. A warning is shown in logs -

```<?php
// error cases
var_dump(stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare(2, -0.1)); // xnonc < 0
?>```

#### Output

The above code will produce the following result and a warning in logs PHP Warning: stats_rand_gen_noncentral_chisquare(): df < 1 or xnonc < 0. df value: 2.000000E+0 xnonc value: -1.000000E-1

`bool(false)`

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

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