# PHP | stats_dens_exponential() Function

March 23, 2021

Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP stats_dens_exponential() Function.

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*stats_dens_exponential()*function is the probability density function (PDF) of the exponential distribution.## Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

float stats_dens_exponential( float $x, float $scale )

## Parameter Details

Sr.No | Parameter | Description |
---|---|---|

1 |
| The value at which the probability density is calculated. |

2 |
| The scale of the distribution. |

## Return Value

This built-in function returns the probability density at x, where the random variable can follow the exponential distribution of which the scale is scale, or false on failure.

## Dependencies

This built-in function was first introduced in statistics extension (PHP version 4.0.0 and PEAR v1.4.0). In this tutorial guide, we used the latest release of stats-2.0.3 (PHP v7.0.0 or newer and PEAR version 1.4.0 or newer).

### Example1

The following example below computes the probability density for each x -

<?php // check for each x foreach (range(-0.5, 2, 0.5) as $x) { var_dump(round(stats_dens_exponential($x, 2), 6)); echo "<br>"; } ?>

#### Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

float(0) float(0.5) float(0.3894) float(0.303265) float(0.236183) float(0.18394)

### Example2

The following example below computes the probability density for each scale -

<?php // check for each scale foreach (range(0.5, 2, 0.5) as $scale) { var_dump(round(stats_dens_exponential(1, $scale), 6)); echo "<br>"; } ?>

#### Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

float(0.270671) float(0.367879) float(0.342278) float(0.303265)

### Example3

Following is an error case. In the following example, we passed scale = 0. A warning is shown in logs -

<?php // error cases var_dump(stats_dens_exponential(1, 0)); // scale = 0 ?>

#### Output

The above code will produce the following result and a warning in logs

*PHP Warning: stats_dens_exponential(): scale == 0.0*bool(false)

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