I am a statistics newbie and I have recently ported a function or subroutine in fortran into python. But I have no idea what it does. Is it on topic to ask such questions here ? I am looking to find the equivalent library in python that does the same thing.

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    $\begingroup$ Thanks for asking. This is on the edge. I, for one, would view it as appropriate for our site assuming the function really is related to stats or machine learning. $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Jul 4, 2022 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ @whuber It is indeed related to stats as it is calculating chi2. $\endgroup$
    – user69189
    Jul 4, 2022 at 14:49
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    $\begingroup$ It wouldn't hurt to post your question. At worst it might collect a few downvotes (depending on the mood of the readers on any particular day...) and get closed, but even then you're likely to get some helpful comments. $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Jul 4, 2022 at 14:54
  • $\begingroup$ @whuber I posted my question and I deleted. One of the users comments here (Josef) pointed me in the right direction. The getchi2 method that I have corresponds to scipy.stats.ppf. I upvoted his answer and his comment. Do I need to undelete my question as I think it was of poor quality ? $\endgroup$
    – user69189
    Jul 5, 2022 at 11:09
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    $\begingroup$ Asking for code is generally off topic here. Your question seems like it was borderline. If you got what you need, I think leaving it deleted is fine. $\endgroup$ Jul 5, 2022 at 11:15


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