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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.
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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.
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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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(4), (2), (6) generalizes our method to modes with any underlying combinations of statistical distributions.
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Table 2 provides further information on the ability of other statistical distributions to characterize the retentions as measured by [AIC.sub.c].
Frame sizes of H.264/MPEG4 AVC encoded video have been modelled with well-known statistical distributions. The main results have shown that the Gamma and Weibull distributions give appropriate statistical distributions of video frame sizes.
Normal or Gaussian distribution is one of the most used statistical distributions, and most statistical methods accept the hypothesis of normal distribution of data.
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