O.rka - 1 month ago 8

Python Question

I'm trying out a bunch of different fits for distributions.

Is there any way to get the name of the distribution back from the distribution object?

I found a way but it doesn't seem very efficient.

`distribution = "gamma"`

distr = getattr(stats, distribution)

print(distr)

# <scipy.stats._continuous_distns.gamma_gen object at 0x11688f518>

str(distr).split(".")[3].split("_")[0]

# 'gamma'

Answer

Use the `name`

attribute:

```
>>> from scipy import stats
>>> distribution = "gamma"
>>> distr = getattr(stats, distribution)
>>> distr.name
'gamma'
```