Lognormal distribution


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Lognormal distribution

Pattern of frequency of occurrence in which the logarithm of the variable follows a normal distribution. Lognormal distributions are used to describe returns calculated over periods of a year or more.

Lognormal Distribution

A way to calculate long-term returns on an investment where the natural log of some variable has a normal distribution.
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Smith (1988) described an exact variance for the delta lognormal distribution estimates.
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As an empirical type, the lognormal distribution model is similar to the central limit theorem (one of the fundamental theorems of probability; May 1975) and thus attained its ecological meaning called 'Hierarchical niche breakage' (Sugihara 1980), which was adopted for comparison with the theoretical models.
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3) and indicated that the lognormal distribution was a reasonable assumption for the latent biomass and observed indices.
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