Noncentral t probability density function
Y = nctpdf(X,V,DELTA)
Y = nctpdf(X,V,DELTA) computes
the noncentral t pdf at each of the values in
the corresponding degrees of freedom in
V and noncentrality
DELTA. Vector or matrix inputs for
DELTA must have the same size, which is also
the size of
Y. A scalar input for
DELTA is expanded to a constant matrix with
the same dimensions as the other inputs.
Compute the pdf of a noncentral t distribution with degrees of freedom
V = 10 and noncentrality parameter
DELTA = 1. For comparison, also compute the pdf of a t distribution with the same degrees of freedom.
x = (-5:0.1:5)'; nct = nctpdf(x,10,1); t = tpdf(x,10);
Plot the pdf of the noncentral t distribution and the pdf of the t distribution on the same figure.
plot(x,nct,'b-','LineWidth',2) hold on plot(x,t,'g--','LineWidth',2) legend('nct','t')
 Evans, M., N. Hastings, and B. Peacock. Statistical Distributions. 2nd ed., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993, pp. 147–148.
 Johnson, N., and S. Kotz. Distributions in Statistics: Continuous Univariate Distributions-2. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1970, pp. 201–219.