Normal Distribution Bundle


A bundle to calculate distributions and some statistical important values with those distributions.


This bundle has three services that helps you with your distribution. Each service and function has comments that describes how to use them and why. This is a brief overview.

Normal Distribution Calculator

Use this service when you want to calculate a normal distribution. This service has to functions calculateNormalDistribution and calculateStandardNormalDistribution. The later calculates the unit normal distribution where mean value=0 and the standard distribution=1.

The input to both functions is an array with values like array(3,6,2,6,4,2,3,6,8, ... );

Distribution Service

This service calculates a distribution of any type and saves some data in the database. The public functions to this service are addDistribution, getPercentile and createValueFrequencyArray.

addDistribution takes an identifier name and an array with the values and frequency as arguments. The array must be on the form ($value => $frequency). See example below.


namespace Acme\DemoBundle\Controller;

class DemoController
    public function testController()




            $bar should now look like this:

                2 => 3,
                3 => 1,
                4 => 2,
                6 => 3,
                7 => 1,
                8 => 2
        $distributionService->addDistribution('test_id', $bar);

        //get the percentile for a value
        $percentile <h3>$distributionService->getPercentile('test_id', 3.5)

        /* ... */

Statistics Service

The statistics service is made for get values from an existing normal distribution. You may fetch the percentile for a value with getPercentile. If you want to do a z-transform to get the value in a standard normal distribution you may use getZTransform. Use getStanine to get the stanine value for a value in the normal distribution.

The last function of this class returns the stanine value for a given percentile. This is useful when your distribution isn't a standard distribution. Use DistributionService->getPercentile() and then StatisticsService->getStanineForPercentile()


Step 1: Using Composer

Install it with Composer!

// composer.json
    // ...
    require: {
        // ...
        "happyr/normal-distribution-bundle": "dev-master",

Then, you can install the new dependencies by running Composer's update command from the directory where your composer.json file is located:

$ php composer.phar update

Step 2: Register the bundle

To register the bundles with your kernel:


// in AppKernel::registerBundles()
$bundles</h3> array(
    // ...
    new Happyr\NormalDistributionBundle\HappyrNormalDistributionBundle(),
    // ...

Step 3: Update the database

The bundle contains two entities. You should update your database with a migration script or (if you are in a pure dev environment) run the following command:

php app:console doctrine:schema:update --force


The source code is hosted at GitHub