Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu

Probability Distribution

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200641

Term used (loosely) to refer to a function describing the probabilistic behavior of a random variable; could refer to the probability measure, the cumulative distribution function (CDF), the probability mass function (PMF) for discrete random variables, or the probability density function (PDF) for continuous-valued random variables.

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