# Difference between revisions of "Skewed distribution"

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A common example is the log-normal distribution. A result of the central limit theorem is that these arise in quantities that are products. | A common example is the log-normal distribution. A result of the central limit theorem is that these arise in quantities that are products. | ||

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+ | A nice example for many purposes is the [[beta distribution]] — like the normal distribution, it only requires two parameters to define it. | ||

The opposite of a skewed distribution is a symmetric one, for example the [[normal distribution]]. | The opposite of a skewed distribution is a symmetric one, for example the [[normal distribution]]. | ||

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==Nomenclature== | ==Nomenclature== | ||

One of the most commonly mis-remembered diagrams in subsurface science! | One of the most commonly mis-remembered diagrams in subsurface science! | ||

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+ | [[Media:Skewed_distributions.svg|SVG version is here.]] | ||

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+ | ==See also== | ||

+ | * [[Normal distribution]] | ||

+ | * [[Average]] | ||

==External links== | ==External links== | ||

* [[Wikipedia:Log-normal distribution|Log-normal distribution]] | * [[Wikipedia:Log-normal distribution|Log-normal distribution]] | ||

+ | * [[Wikipedia:Beta distribution|Beta distribution]] | ||

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## Latest revision as of 14:18, 8 January 2014

A common example is the log-normal distribution. A result of the central limit theorem is that these arise in quantities that are products.

A nice example for many purposes is the beta distribution — like the normal distribution, it only requires two parameters to define it.

The opposite of a skewed distribution is a symmetric one, for example the normal distribution.

## Nomenclature

One of the most commonly mis-remembered diagrams in subsurface science!

## See also

## External links

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