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uniform_pdf.m

## Copyright (C) 1995, 1996, 1997  Kurt Hornik
## 
## This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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## 
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## usage:  uniform_pdf (x [, a, b])
##
## For each element of x, compute the PDF at x of the uniform
## distribution on [a, b].
##
## Default values are a = 0, b = 1.

## Author:  KH <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
## Description:  PDF of the uniform distribution
  
function pdf = uniform_pdf (x, a, b)
  
  if !(nargin == 1 || nargin == 3)
    usage ("uniform_pdf (x [, a, b])");
  endif

  if (nargin == 1)
    a = 0;
    b = 1;
  endif

  [retval, x, a, b] = common_size (x, a, b);
  if (retval > 0)
    error (["uniform_pdf:  ", ...
          "x, a and b must be of common size or scalars"]);
  endif

  [r, c] = size (x);
  s = r * c;
  x = reshape (x, 1, s);
  a = reshape (a, 1, s);
  b = reshape (b, 1, s);
  pdf = zeros (1, s);
  
  k = find (isnan (x) | !(a < b));
  if any (k)
    pdf(k) = NaN * ones (1, length (k));
  endif
  
  k = find ((x > a) & (x < b));
  if any (k)
    pdf(k) = 1 ./ (b(k) - a(k));
  endif
  
  pdf = reshape (pdf, r, c);
  
endfunction

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