Logistic: Create a Logistic distribution

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LogisticR Documentation

Create a Logistic distribution


A continuous distribution on the real line. For binary outcomes the model given by P(Y = 1 | X) = F(X β) where F is the Logistic cdf() is called logistic regression.


Logistic(location = 0, scale = 1)



The location parameter for the distribution. For Logistic distributions, the location parameter is the mean, median and also mode. Defaults to zero.


The scale parameter for the distribution. Defaults to one.


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In the following, let X be a Logistic random variable with location = μ and scale = s.

Support: R, the set of all real numbers

Mean: μ

Variance: s^2 π^2 / 3

Probability density function (p.d.f):

f(x) = e^(-(t - μ) / s) / (s (1 + e^(-(t - μ) / s))^2)

Cumulative distribution function (c.d.f):

F(t) = 1 / (1 + e^(-(t - μ) / s))

Moment generating function (m.g.f):

E(e^(tX)) = = e^(μ t) β(1 - st, 1 + st)

where β(x, y) is the Beta function.


A Logistic object.

See Also

Other continuous distributions: Beta(), Cauchy(), ChiSquare(), Erlang(), Exponential(), FisherF(), Frechet(), GEV(), GP(), Gamma(), Gumbel(), LogNormal(), Normal(), RevWeibull(), StudentsT(), Tukey(), Uniform(), Weibull()



X <- Logistic(2, 4)

random(X, 10)

pdf(X, 2)
log_pdf(X, 2)

cdf(X, 4)
quantile(X, 0.7)

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