fuzzy_digitize¶

halotools.utils.
fuzzy_digitize
(x, centroids, min_counts=2, seed=43)[source] [edit on github]¶ Function assigns each element of the input array
x
to a centroid number.Centroidassignment is probabilistic. When a point in
x
is halfway between two centroids, it is equally likely to be assigned to the centroid to its left or right; when a point inx
is coincident with a centroid, it will be assigned to that centroid with unit probability; assignment probability increases linearly as points approach a centroid.The
fuzzy_digitize
function optionally enforces that elements of very sparsely populated bins are remapped to the nearest bin with more thanmin_counts
elements.Parameters:  x : ndarray
Numpy array of shape (npts, ) storing the values to be binned
 centroids : ndarray
Numpy array of shape (num_centroids, ). The values of
centroids
must strictly encompass the range of values spanned byx
and must also be monotonically increasing. min_counts : int, optional
Minimum required number of elements assigned to each centroid. For those centroids not satisfying this requirement, all their elements will be reassigned to the nearest sufficiently populated centroid. Default is two.
 seed : int, optional
Random number seed. Default is 43.
Returns:  centroid_indices : ndarray
Numpy integer array of shape (npts, ) storing the index of the centroid to which elements of
x
are assigned. All integer values ofcentroid_indices
will lie in the closed interval [0, num_centroids1].
Examples
>>> npts = int(1e5) >>> xmin, xmax = 0, 8 >>> x = np.random.uniform(xmin, xmax, npts) >>> epsilon, nbins = 0.001, 5 >>> xbin_edges = np.linspace(xminepsilon, xmax+epsilon, nbins) >>> centroid_indices = fuzzy_digitize(x, xbin_edges)