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Create a random variable for Dirichlet.


Defined in python/edward2/interceptor.py.

See Dirichlet for more details.



Original Docstring for Distribution

Initialize a batch of Dirichlet distributions.


  • concentration: Positive floating-point Tensor indicating mean number of class occurrences; aka "alpha". Implies self.dtype, and self.batch_shape, self.event_shape, i.e., if concentration.shape = [N1, N2, ..., Nm, k] then batch_shape = [N1, N2, ..., Nm] and event_shape = [k].
  • validate_args: Python bool, default False. When True distribution parameters are checked for validity despite possibly degrading runtime performance. When False invalid inputs may silently render incorrect outputs.
  • allow_nan_stats: Python bool, default True. When True, statistics (e.g., mean, mode, variance) use the value "NaN" to indicate the result is undefined. When False, an exception is raised if one or more of the statistic's batch members are undefined.
  • name: Python str name prefixed to Ops created by this class.