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ERIC Number: EJ1000373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Univariate Probability Distributions
Leemis, Lawrence M.; Luckett, Daniel J.; Powell, Austin G.; Vermeer, Peter E.
Journal of Statistics Education, v20 n3 2012
We describe a web-based interactive graphic that can be used as a resource in introductory classes in mathematical statistics. This interactive graphic presents 76 common univariate distributions and gives details on (a) various features of the distribution such as the functional form of the probability density function and cumulative distribution function, graphs of the probability density function for various parameter settings, and values of population moments; (b) properties that the distribution possesses, for example, linear combinations of independent random variables from a particular distribution family also belong to the same distribution family; and (c) relationships between the various distributions, including special cases, transformations, limiting distributions, and Bayesian relationships. The interactive graphic went online on 11/30/12 at the URL http://www.math.wm.edu/~leemis/chart/UDR/UDR.html. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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