user308827 - 11 months ago 253

Python Question

Is there a way to use the numpy.percentile function to compute weighted percentile? Or is anyone aware of an alternative python function to compute weighted percentile?

thanks!

Answer Source

Unfortunately, numpy doesn't have built-in weighted functions for everything, but, you can always put something together.

```
def weight_array(ar, weights):
zipped = zip(ar, weights)
weighted = []
for i in zipped:
for j in range(i[1]):
weighted.append(i[0])
return weighted
np.percentile(weight_array(ar, weights), 25)
```