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# Parametric Probability Distributions

Building on the world's largest collection of special functions and two decades of development of symbolic and numeric algorithms, Mathematica 8 provides an unprecedented level of support for parametric distributions. By systematically adding distributions in common use from a wide variety of disciplines such as finance, actuarial science, communication, life science, statistics, etc., Mathematica now provides a complete parametric modeling and analysis framework.

• Largest collection of parametric distributions in any system. »
• Extensive support for heavy-tail distributions. »
• Extensive support for extreme value distributions. »
• Several dozen properties directly available for all distributions. »
• Symbolic and numeric results available for all properties.
• Extensive documentation with properties and relation to other distributions.
• Extensive collection of applications for all parametric distributions.
• Automatic parameter estimation and goodness-of-fit testing. »
 Univariate Continuous Distributions » Univariate Discrete Distributions » Multivariate Distributions » Compare Mathematica 7 to Mathematica 8  » Distribution Coverage Comparison » Distribution Support in Software » Extensive Documentation for Distributions » All Parametric Distributions in Mathematica 8 » An Extensive Collection of Distributional Properties » Parametric Distributions from Other Parametric Distributions » One Name, Few Distributions » Limit Distributions » Analyze Card Games with Hypergeometric Distribution » Simulate Incomes with Dagum Distribution » Use a Gompertz Distribution as a Lifetime Model » Use Logistic Distribution to Simulate Fractional Change  » Urn Model with Weighted Balls » English Is Not a Random Set of Words » Fit Data to Pearson Distribution » Distribution of Eigenvalues of a Symmetric Random Matrix » Use Stable Distribution to Model Stock Prices » Analyze Energy Production from a Wind Turbine » Find Operational Rules for a Data Center » Improve Manufacturing of LCD Displays » Stable Distribution Model of Total Cholesterol Level in Youth  »

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