InverseSurvivalFunction

InverseSurvivalFunction[dist,q]

gives the inverse of the survival function for the symbolic distribution dist as a function of the variable q.

Details

  • The inverse survival function at q is equivalent to the (1-q)^(th) quantile of a distribution.
  • For a continuous distribution dist, the inverse survival function at q is the value x such that SurvivalFunction[dist,x]q.
  • For a discrete distribution dist, the inverse survival function at q is the smallest integer x such that SurvivalFunction[dist,x]q.
  • The value q can be symbolic or any number between 0 and 1.

Examples

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Basic Examples  (2)

Inverse survival function for a continuous univariate distribution:

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Inverse survival function for a discrete univariate distribution:

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Scope  (11)

Generalizations & Extensions  (1)

Applications  (3)

Properties & Relations  (3)

Possible Issues  (2)

See Also

InverseCDF  SurvivalFunction  Quantile  CDF  OrderDistribution

Introduced in 2010
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