mixtdistr {usefr}R Documentation

Mixture of Distribution Functions


Density, distribution function, quantile function and random generation for mixture of distributions


dmixtdistr(x, phi, arg, log = FALSE, lower.tail = TRUE,
  log.p = FALSE)

pmixtdistr(q, phi, arg, lower.tail = TRUE, log.p = FALSE)

qmixtdistr(p, interval = c(0, 1000), phi, arg, lower.tail = TRUE,
  log.p = FALSE)

rmixtdistr(n, phi, arg)



q vector of quantiles.


Numerical vector with mixture proportions, where sum(phi) = 1.


A list of named vectors with the corresponding named distribution parameters values. The names of the vector of parameters and the parameter names must correspond to defined functions. For example, if one of the involved distributions is the gamma density (see GammaDist), then the corresponding vector of parameters must be gamma = c(shape = 'some value', scale = 'some value'). See examples for more details.

log, log.p

logical; if TRUE, probabilities p are given as log(p).


logical; if TRUE (default), probabilities are P[X <= x], otherwise, P[X > x].


vector of probabilities.


number of observations. If length(n) > 1, the length is taken to be the number required.


Robersy Sanchez (https://genomaths.com).

See Also

fitMixDist, mcgoftest (for goodness-of fit), and for additional examples: https://genomaths.com/stats/sampling-from-a-mixture-of-distributions/


set.seed(123) # set a seed for random generation
# A mixture of three distributions
phi = c(5/10, 3/10, 2/10) # Mixture proportions

# Named vector of the corresponding distribution function parameters
# must be provided
args <- list(gamma = c(shape = 20, scale = 1/10),
            weibull = c(shape =  4, scale = 0.8),
            lnorm = c(meanlog = 1.2, sdlog = 0.08))

#  Sampling from the specified mixture distribution
x <- rmixtdistr(n = 1e5, phi = phi , arg = args)

# The graphics for the simulated dataset and the corresponding theoretical
# mixture distribution
hist(x, 100, freq = FALSE)
x1 <- seq(0, 10, by = 0.001)
lines(x1, dmixtdistr(x1, phi = phi, arg = args), col = "red")

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