Based on a list of pdqr-functions and vector of weights form a pdqr-function for corresponding mixture distribution.

form_mix(f_list, weights = NULL)



List of pdqr-functions. Can have different classes and types (see Details).


Numeric vector of weights or NULL (default; corresponds to equal weights). Should be non-negative numbers with positive sum.


A pdqr-function for mixture distribution of certain type and class (see Details).


Type of output mixture is determined by the following algorithm:

  • If f_list consists only from pdqr-functions of "discrete" type, then output will have "discrete" type.

  • If f_list has at least one pdqr-function of type "continuous", then output will have "continuous" type. In this case all "discrete" pdqr-functions in f_list are approximated with corresponding dirac-like "continuous" functions (with form_retype(*, method = "dirac")). Note that this approximation has consequences during computation of comparisons. For example, if original "discrete" function f is for distribution with one element x, then probability of f >= x being true is 1. After retyping to dirac-like function, this probability will be 0.5, because of symmetrical dirac-like approximation. Using a little nudge to x of 1e-7 magnitude in the correct direction (f >= x - 1e-7 in this case) will have expected output.

Class of output mixture is determined by the class of the first element of f_list. To change output class, use one of as_*() functions to change class of first element in f_list or class of output.

Note that if output "continuous" pdqr-function for mixture distribution (in theory) should have discontinuous density, it is approximated continuously: discontinuities are represented as intervals in "x_tbl" with extreme slopes (see Examples).

See also


# All "discrete" d_binom <- as_d(dbinom, size = 10, prob = 0.5) r_pois <- as_r(rpois, lambda = 1) dis_mix <- form_mix(list(d_binom, r_pois)) plot(dis_mix)
# All "continuous" p_norm <- as_p(pnorm) d_unif <- as_d(dunif) con_mix <- form_mix(list(p_norm, d_unif), weights = c(0.7, 0.3)) ## Output is a p-function, as is first element of `f_list` con_mix
#> Cumulative distribution function of continuous type #> Support: ~[-4.75342, 4.75342] (20005 intervals)
## Use `as_*()` functions to change class d_con_mix <- as_d(con_mix) ## Theoretical output density should be discontinuous, but here it is ## approximated with continuous function con_x_tbl <- meta_x_tbl(con_mix) con_x_tbl[(con_x_tbl$x >= -1e-4) & (con_x_tbl$x <= 1e-4), ]
#> x y cumprob #> 5001 -1.000000e-08 0.2792602 0.3500000 #> 5002 -2.904343e-12 0.4292166 0.3500000 #> 5003 0.000000e+00 0.4292602 0.3500000 #> 5004 1.000000e-08 0.5792602 0.3500000 #> 5005 1.000000e-04 0.5792601 0.3500579
# Some "discrete", some "continuous" all_mix <- form_mix(list(d_binom, d_unif)) plot(all_mix)
all_x_tbl <- meta_x_tbl(all_mix) ## What dirac-like approximation looks like all_x_tbl[(all_x_tbl$x >= 1.5) & (all_x_tbl$x <= 2.5), ]
#> x y cumprob #> 10006 2 0 0.5053711 #> 10007 2 2197266 0.5163574 #> 10008 2 0 0.5273437