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Pearson family of distributions


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A family of distributions that comprise distributions having probability density functions of a variety of shapes. The family was proposed by Karl Pearson in 1894 as a response to his recognition that not all populations had distributions that resembled the normal distribution. He proposed twelve types of distribution which are variants of three basic distributions: Type I (the beta distribution), Type VI (the F-distribution), and Type IV (now little used).

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