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The meaning of p(x) is: the probability that a sample xi occurs in the interval (x, x + dx) equals p(x) dx. Probability density functions (or probability mass functions) are defined on a domain of possible values the random variable can assume. The function value itself is a non-negative real number. , the pdf (or pmf) is normalized. , a function of one, two or more variables. Thus the joint pdf p(x, y) means that the probability of finding a sample xi in the interval (x, x + dx) and of finding a sample yi in the interval (y, y + dy) is given by p(x, y) dx dy.

7 OTHER DISTRIBUTIONS and the cumulative distribution (cdf) is F(t) = 1 − exp[−tc ]. 59) Additional location (translating t) and scale (scaling t) parameters may be included. 10 gives a few examples of Weibull distributions, including the exponential distribution. 2 on page 174. Chi-squared distribution This is the distribution of the sum χ 2 of the squares of a number of normally distributed variables. d. of the data is known. 4 on page 95 and the data sheet CHI - SQUARED DISTRIBUTION on page 199.

4 on page 95 and the data sheet CHI - SQUARED DISTRIBUTION on page 199. Student’s t-distribution This is the distribution of the ratio of a normally distributed variable and a χ 2 -distributed variable. d. of the distribution is not known beforehand. 4 on page 115 and the data sheet STUDENT ’ S T- DISTRIBUTION on page 213. F-distribution This is the distribution of the ratio of two χ 2 -distributed variables. , the sum of square deviations of a set of samples with respect to their average or with respect to a predicted value, divided by the number of degrees of freedom ν).