powerlaw: A Python Package for Analysis of Heavy-Tailed Distributions

@article{Alstott2014powerlawAP,
  title={powerlaw: A Python Package for Analysis of Heavy-Tailed Distributions},
  author={Jeff Alstott and E. Bullmore and D. Plenz},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2014},
  volume={9}
}
  • Jeff Alstott, E. Bullmore, D. Plenz
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Physics, Computer Science
  • PLoS ONE
  • Power laws are theoretically interesting probability distributions that are also frequently used to describe empirical data. In recent years, effective statistical methods for fitting power laws have been developed, but appropriate use of these techniques requires significant programming and statistical insight. In order to greatly decrease the barriers to using good statistical methods for fitting power law distributions, we developed the powerlaw Python package. This software package provides… CONTINUE READING

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