What is distribution?

  • (noun): The commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on distribution:

Hidden Markov Model - Types
... Markov processes where the states emit the observations according to some probability distribution ... One such example of distribution is Gaussian distribution, in such a Hidden Markov Model the states output is represented by a Gaussian distribution ...
Aerosol - Size Distribution
... aerosol, we describe the size of the aerosol by use of the particle-size distribution ... One approach to defining the particle size distribution is to use a list of the size of all particles in a sample ... be useful to approximate the particle size distribution using a mathematical function ...
Abraham De Moivre - Probability
... first statement of the formula for the normal distribution curve, the first method of finding the probability of the occurrence of an error of a given size when that error is expressed in terms of ... published an article called Annuities upon Lives, in which he revealed the normal distribution of the mortality rate over a person’s age ...
Markov Chains - Steady-state Analysis and Limiting Distributions - Steady-state Analysis and The Time-inhomogeneous Markov Chain
... A Markov chain need not necessarily be time-homogeneous to have an equilibrium distribution ... If there is a probability distribution over states such that for every state j and every time n then is an equilibrium distribution of the Markov chain ... particular kind of mixing, but each matrix respects a shared equilibrium distribution ...
Convergence Of Random Variables - Convergence in Distribution - Properties
... Since F(a) = Pr(X ≤ a), the convergence in distribution means that the probability for Xn to be in a given range is approximately equal to the probability ... In general, convergence in distribution does not imply that the sequence of corresponding probability density functions will also converge ... These random variables converge in distribution to a uniform U(0, 1), whereas their densities do not converge at all ...

More definitions of "distribution":

  • (noun): The act of distributing or spreading or apportioning.
  • (noun): (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence.
    Synonyms: statistical distribution
  • (noun): The spatial property of being scattered about over an area or volume.
    Synonyms: dispersion

Famous quotes containing the word distribution:

    My topic for Army reunions ... this summer: How to prepare for war in time of peace. Not by fortifications, by navies, or by standing armies. But by policies which will add to the happiness and the comfort of all our people and which will tend to the distribution of intelligence [and] wealth equally among all. Our strength is a contented and intelligent community.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    There is the illusion of time, which is very deep; who has disposed of it? Mor come to the conviction that what seems the succession of thought is only the distribution of wholes into causal series.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The question for the country now is how to secure a more equal distribution of property among the people. There can be no republican institutions with vast masses of property permanently in a few hands, and large masses of voters without property.... Let no man get by inheritance, or by will, more than will produce at four per cent interest an income ... of fifteen thousand dollars] per year, or an estate of five hundred thousand dollars.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)