Generic function for computing probability density function (PDF) contributions based on a distribution object and observed data.

## Usage

pdf(d, x, drop = TRUE, ...)

log_pdf(d, x, ...)

pmf(d, x, ...)

## Arguments

d

An object. The package provides methods for distribution objects such as those from Normal() or Binomial() etc.

x

A vector of elements whose probabilities you would like to determine given the distribution d.

drop

logical. Should the result be simplified to a vector if possible?

...

Arguments passed to methods. Unevaluated arguments will generate a warning to catch mispellings or other possible errors.

## Value

Probabilities corresponding to the vector x.

## Details

The generic function pdf() computes the probability density, both for continuous and discrete distributions. pmf() (for the probability mass function) is an alias that just calls pdf() internally. For computing log-density contributions (e.g., to a log-likelihood) either pdf(..., log = TRUE) can be used or the generic function log_pdf().

## Examples

## distribution object
X <- Normal()
## probability density
pdf(X, c(1, 2, 3, 4, 5))
#> [1] 2.419707e-01 5.399097e-02 4.431848e-03 1.338302e-04 1.486720e-06
pmf(X, c(1, 2, 3, 4, 5))
#> [1] 2.419707e-01 5.399097e-02 4.431848e-03 1.338302e-04 1.486720e-06
## log-density
pdf(X, c(1, 2, 3, 4, 5), log = TRUE)
#> [1]  -1.418939  -2.918939  -5.418939  -8.918939 -13.418939
log_pdf(X, c(1, 2, 3, 4, 5))
#> [1]  -1.418939  -2.918939  -5.418939  -8.918939 -13.418939