probability distribution

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Probability distribution

A function that describes all the values a random variable can take and the probability associated with each. Also called a probability function.

Probability Distribution

All the possible values a random variable can take under a given set of circumstances, as well as the probability that it will take each value. A normal probability is a bell curve.

probability distribution

The distribution of possible outcomes to an event along with the probability of each potential outcome. This statistical tool is used to measure the risk associated with events such as shooting craps, playing cards, or investing in securities.
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The examples show what asymmetries that can be obtained, illustrate the statistical distributions of the crest front and crest back periods, and the tilted particle orbits near asymmetric wave crests.
Nonetheless, a long history of researchers making extravagant claims about phenomenon that derive from the resemblance of their size distribution to some statistical distribution has not slowed down the making of the claims.
Each quadrant describes different combination of supply and demand, which may also imply a different combination of statistical distributions.
This primer covered the different patterns of normal, skewed-right, and skewed-left statistical distributions displayed in either a frequency or cumulative frequency diagram.
In this article, we calculate stock-rebuilding time isopleths based on stochastic population dynamics models and characterize statistical distributions (mean, median, and percentiles) of stock-rebuilding times under different assumptions about uncertainty and process error (process errors are uncertainty in population dynamics due to natural variability in growth, recruitment, and other biological factors, Hilborn and Walters, 1992).
In the early stories of Anne Hebert, published in the women's magazine Chatelaine, Lori Saint-Martin sees the origin of many characters and themes later to become fully developed in Hebert's novels, and Marie-Jose des Rivieres continues her own study of Chatelaine's short-fiction publishing history up to 1980 by analyzing statistical distributions of plots, themes, heroines, et cetera.
The definition of approximate statistical distributions subsequently allows computer modeling or simulation of the distribution of losses that may ultimately occur.
Key facts and formulas for forty major probability distributions are presented, making the book an ideal introduction to the general theory of statistical distributions as well as a quick reference on its basic principles.
The objectives of this study were (1) to investigate the tensile, flexural, and impact strength statistical distributions and reliability of KBFB-reinforced UPE composites and (2) to analyze the cost-effectiveness of these composites compared with glass fiber-reinforced SMCs for automotive structural component applications.
Niche modeling; predictions from statistical distributions.
It has been earlier shown, that the fine structure of statistical distributions of measurement results of processes of various nature depends on cosmo-physical factors.
The data used to create the statistical distributions in the simulation were not used to validate the model.

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