Noncentral chi-square probability density function
Y = ncx2pdf(X,V,DELTA)
Y = ncx2pdf(X,V,DELTA) computes
the noncentral chi-square pdf at each of the values in
the corresponding degrees of freedom in
V and positive
noncentrality parameters in
DELTA. Vector or matrix
have the same size, which is also the size of
A scalar input for
expanded to a constant array with the same dimensions as the other
Some texts refer to this distribution as the generalized Rayleigh, Rayleigh-Rice, or Rice distribution.
Compute Noncentral Chi-Square Distribution pdf
Compute the pdf of a noncentral chi-square distribution with degrees of freedom
V = 4 and noncentrality parameter
DELTA = 2. For comparison, also compute the pdf of a chi-square distribution with the same degrees of freedom.
x = (0:0.1:10)'; ncx2 = ncx2pdf(x,4,2); chi2 = chi2pdf(x,4);
Plot the pdf of the noncentral chi-square distribution on the same figure as the pdf of the chi-square distribution.
figure; plot(x,ncx2,'b-','LineWidth',2) hold on plot(x,chi2,'g--','LineWidth',2) legend('ncx2','chi2')
 Johnson, N., and S. Kotz. Distributions in Statistics: Continuous Univariate Distributions-2. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1970, pp. 130–148.