# Questions tagged [distribution-identification]

Questions about recognizing a probability distribution from a figure, formula, or text description. Please use a specific, informative title.

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### What distribution could the data stem from?

From checking the histogram of the distribution I had the intuition that the data could follow a Poisson or an exponential distribtuion. However, Lilliefors test that the data is exponentially ...
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### Estimating the blockchain mining time for $N$ nodes

I am trying to simulate a set of times for the below problem. There are N nodes. Each node generates a random number($R$) in the range $[0,K]$ per second. Guess the time it takes by each node to ...
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### Test for statistical distribution

I'm new to statistical analysis and I'm trying to identify which distribution fits my BD better. My BD has length of stay (LOS) data in two different hospitals: ...
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### What kind of distribution does this have?

Currently I'm trying to figure out the distribution of the following: $X \sim \frac{\sqrt{n}}{\sqrt{Gamma(n,\beta)}}$ where the denominator follows a $Gamma(n,\beta)$ distribution. I've checked out ...
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### calculate mean of normal distribution given SD and probability corresponding to a single range

Suppose that I have a normally distributed variable with unknown mean and known SD: $X \sim N(\mu, 1)$. I also know that $P(-2 < X < 2) = 0.3.$ Is it possible to calculate $\mu$ from this ...
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### Is there a way to find a statistical distribution for the below data?

Is there a way to find a statistical distribution for the below data? This is derived from frequency count of different topics in a large corpus of news stories. I wonder if this follows a Poisson ...
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### What's the name for a distribution where at the extreme there are more values farther away from the mean than closer?

The image below from this blog provides a good example. I'm talking about distributions that are roughly Gaussian except that there are more values at the high end that would be expected. In ...
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### QQ plot distribution check

I want to check if a distribution is log normal or not by using qq plot. So for convenience I am creating a lognormal distribution using stats and checking it in ...
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### What is the name of this distribution?

I came across this: a categorical distribution with $K=10,000$ parameters (categories), and we take only few samples from this distribution, say $N=400$ (the point is $N < K$). Now, obviously, not ...
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### Question on excluding one point on the support of a continuous random variable

Suppose that I have a continuous random variable $X$ which has a support equal to $\mathbb{R}$. Can I construct a new random variable $Y$ such that it is equal in distribution to $X$ on the support of ...
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### How can i find a suitable distribution that fits my data?

I have some data on prevalence of a given infection, provided for each country for 6 different age groups. I am trying to find a suitable distribution that may be suitable to model capture the ...
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### Compare distribution to given shapes to find the most similar

I have a multiple comparison problem between some thousands of correlation distributions and given shapes. I have computed pair-wise correlation for a given set of gene expresion data, and I have ...
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### Name for a distribution between exponential and gamma?

The density $$f(s)\propto \frac{s}{s+\alpha}e^{-s},\quad s > 0$$ where $\alpha \ge 0$ is a parameter, lives between the exponential ($\alpha=0$) and $\Gamma(2,1)$ ($\alpha \to \infty$) ...
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### Can anyone suggest a distribution for this histogram

I have some data and I am trying to identify its distribution. The nearest I can get is a skewed-Gaussian distribution, but I don't think it is. The data itself consists of 130000 points and is binned ...
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### Name this distribution!

While looking for a link function for my model I realized I cannot find a good fit for the distribution of my Y (see fig. below). It is the distribution of number of offspring for a given season, the ...
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### Understanding the Cullen and Frey plot

I would like to figure out which distribution fits my data best. Here is the histogram of my data : I used the fitdistrplus package in R to try to find the best ...
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### What does the distribution of bootstrapped values in this Cullen and Frey Graph tell me?

I am trying to find a suitable distribution to describe my data, and as one of the first few steps I created a Cullen and Frey Graph using the descdist command from ...
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### Identifying the best fitting distribution type to test

Hi I tried to analyze a dataset, of USDT concurrency and following is the frequency distribution I received for log return I need this dataset to fit for a particular distribution. Can we suggest ...
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### How to determine which distribution fits my data set?

I have this data set which I am trying to find which distribution my data set can be accurately represented by using r. I performed the Shapiro-Wilk test and found that my data does not come from a ...
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### Identifying the distribution of this data

I'm working with a datetime series, and each observation is the count of occurrences per that period. This sounds to me like these values would be Poisson distributed. But my EDA has left me ...
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### How long is a distribution considered normal?

I have a dataset of metric distances ($n=5800$) and plotted those as a histogram. My initial thought was that this distribution looks normal. But after performing a Shapiro Wilk test and plotting the ...
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### Is there a common underdispersed discrete distribution with unbounded support for general mean and variance?

I have a mean $\mu$ and a variance $\sigma^2$ with underdispersion, i.e., $\sigma^2<\mu$. Is there a standard discrete distribution with these moments and unbounded-on-the-right support, i.e., ...
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### What kind of distribution is this?

I'm sorry is this is too obvious, but I'm having a hard time trying to find a distribution for my data. It is clearly not a normal distribution. It does not seem to be skewed, but seems to have fat ...
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### What kind of frequency distribution is this?

I have a discrete frequency distribution, that looks like this I am trying to find what type of distribution is it? I looked at many models but it does not seem to comply with any. I have 345 ...
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### Are the data in this figure normally distributed?

What kind of distribution is figure 2 in this study? If it's a Gaussian distribution for the LH hormone, I can't make any sense of the data. The article: Aksglaede, L. et al. (2009): Recent decline ...
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### Identify the underlying distribution from multiple samples

I have $30$ unequal samples ($n_i >1000$) from a supposedly same population. How should I go about identifying the underlying distribution of the population using these $30$ samples simultaneously? ...
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### Distribution of relative proportions of draws from two uniform distributions

Drawing samples from 2 uniform distributions and calculating pairwise proportions of drawn values gives rise to a distribution I cannot recognize. What distribution is this? ...
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### Determining the distribution of data

Hi, I am a student learning financial modelling. I would like some help in determining the distribution of the data given the plots above. I am reluctant to assume normal distribution of the data due ...
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### If this is a log normal distribution, how can I fit it?

The qualified question title hints at my not being certain as to what I'm really dealing with. I have some truly random samples that generate the following graph. This is just a small extract and ...
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### How to determine the distribution iof this transformed variable $X_c = X ({1_{\{|X|>c\}}}-{1_{\{|X|\le c\}}})$

I have one question from econometric class which asks to find the probability distribution of the following: $$X_c = X ({1_{\{|X|>c\}}}-{1_{\{|X|\le c\}}})$$ where $X \sim N(0,1)$ and $c > 0$...
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### KS, Anderson-Darling and Cramer -Von Mises don'y work on these data . Why? [closed]

I am using Mathematica to model the distribution of the data below and I test the fits with AD, CVM and KS but none of them seems to work I was told that my data may have an excessive amount of ties. ...
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### How to determine the type of probability distribution for a dataset?

I have aggregated(total) youtube videos views. I have take log of that views. And calculated autoregressive koefs that can be used for the video views predictibility tests. Let say I have aggregated ...
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### Looking for a good distribution to analyse market dynamics

I'm experimenting with replacement for normal distribution for my models. So far, I tried Gamma and Inverse Gamma distributions. Gamma significantly underestimates the probability of the extreme ...
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### What distribution should my data on sales follow

I'm a chain store and have many stores across the country that all sell a particular shampoo product P. I have made a plot as shown in the image below. For example, 30 stores each sold 1 of P in the ...
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### What kind of distribution is this? (Number of stones until 2 are adjacent in a game of Go)

I've plotted the histogram of the number of stones required so that 2 are adjacent when randomly placed 1 by 1 on a goban (think of a 19x19 chessboard and I place pieces 1 by 1 until 2 are adjacent, ...
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### How to determine which distribution fits my data best?

I have a dataset and would like to figure out which distribution fits my data best. I used the fitdistr() function to estimate the necessary parameters to ...
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### Is there a name for this simple discrete distribution? [duplicate]

I'm just wondering if there's a name for the distribution described by the following p.m.f.: $$p(n) = n(1-s)^{n-1}s^2$$ where $n$ is an integer from $1$ to $\infty$ and $0\lt s\lt1$.
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### Modeling Smooth Decay on Logarithmic Y

I have an empirical distribution that looks like the the image below and I hoping to model it with some parametric distribution. The X axis measures "number of ...
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### What is this distribution? (time-delays between two events)

I have a right-skewed distribution that has this qq-plot against a normal with the same mean and standard deviation: The data are time-delays between two events. Also, this is the histogram of the ...