EZDistribution -- An EZBin that treats data as a distribution.
This is a subclass of EZBin which normalizes the data and treats it as a distribution. This means that in addition to the statistics it can calculate by virtue of being a subclass of EZBin, it can also calculate the entropy of the distribution as well as return the probabilities associated with the individual bins.
The getEntropy method returns the entropy of the distribution as calculated in the previous call to update.
- (double *)getProbabilities
The getProbabilities method returns an array of doubles representing the probability of every bin in the distribution.
The output method causes the graphical display to be updated with the information extracted by the previous call to update. When file I/O is enabled (the state of setFileOutput is set to 1), the probability associated with each bin is sent to the output file. When the graphical display is enabled (the state of setGraphics is set to 1), the histogram will be drawn.
The update method polls the bins and updates the entropy of the distribution as well as the probabilities associated with the individual bins.