Special Distribution: Definition, List of

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The normal distribution is perhaps the most well known special distribution.

The term “special distribution” doesn’t refer to a specific distribution or family of distributions, but rather any probability distribution that is given a special name. These distributions are important in statistics for many reasons: they may model a wide range of phenomena, or they may be related to other special distributions via conditioning (which means an event is treated as having occurred), limits, or transformations. You can think of these distributions as being “useful” or “important” — they generally:

Special Distribution List

The following list of special distributions are widely used in probability and statistics, number theory, physics, and many other sciences:

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