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[Sep. 23rd, 2005|01:57 pm]
A random question for people with science leanings:

I need a probability distribution, but its shape isn't really known. That inclines me to use a gaussian as a generic, because most things are gaussian.

However, it can't produce negative values. What would you use?

Truncate the gaussian below zero? Fold negative values back to positive? Something like a chi-square distribution that looks gaussian once the mean is far from zero?

[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-09-24 05:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Human nature note.

I'm unconvinced that many people hear from their friends that they've gotten their flu shots. I certainly never tell anyone except da_lj that he needs to get his. I started getting mine because a nurse practitioner yelled at me...
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