python – Quantile-Quantile Plot using SciPy

python – Quantile-Quantile Plot using SciPy

Update: As folks have pointed out this answer is not correct. A probplot is different from a quantile-quantile plot. Please see those comments and other answers before you make an error in interpreting or conveying your distributions relationship.

I think that scipy.stats.probplot will do what you want. See the documentation for more detail.

import numpy as np 
import pylab 
import scipy.stats as stats

measurements = np.random.normal(loc = 20, scale = 5, size=100)   
stats.probplot(measurements, dist=norm, plot=pylab)
pylab.show()

Result

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Using qqplot of statsmodels.api is another option:

Very basic example:

import numpy as np
import statsmodels.api as sm
import pylab

test = np.random.normal(0,1, 1000)

sm.qqplot(test, line=45)
pylab.show()

Result:

enter

Documentation and more example are here

python – Quantile-Quantile Plot using SciPy

If you need to do a QQ plot of one sample vs. another, statsmodels includes qqplot_2samples(). Like Ricky Robinson in a comment above, this is what I think of as a QQ plot vs a probability plot which is a sample against a theoretical distribution.

http://statsmodels.sourceforge.net/devel/generated/statsmodels.graphics.gofplots.qqplot_2samples.html

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