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Toolbox for testing if a probability distribution fits a power law

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powerlaw is a toolbox using the statistical methods developed in Clauset et al. 2007 and Klaus et al. 2011 to determine if a probability distribution fits a power law. This package is in “open beta”, which means everything pretty much works but it’s being tweaked and expanded on. Academics, please cite as:

Jeff Alstott. (2012). powerlaw Python package. Web address:


Many thanks to Mika Rubinov and Shan Yu for helpful discussions and to Adam Ginsburg for posting his code, which inspired the xmin-selection function of this toolbox.

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