Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Probabilistic Variables

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1555

Definition

A model for describing the outcome of a random experiment or observation, underlying the laws of probability. A discrete and finite probabilistic variable X is characterized by
  1. 1.

    A set of possible outcomes \( \mathcal{X} \)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adaptive Systems Research Group, School of Computer Science, University of HertfordshireHatfieldUK