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Mastering Scientific Computing with R by Radia M. Johnson, Paul Gerrard

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Probability distributions

R makes it very easy to plot and get statistical information on many probability distributions. For those who are not familiar with probability distributions, they are defined as a table or an equation that links each outcome of a statistical experiment with its probability of occurrence. A summary of many common probability distributions available in R is available in the following table:

Probability distribution

R name

Beta

beta

Binomial

binom

Cauchy

cauchy

Chi square

chisq

Exponential

exp

F

f

Gamma

gamma

Geometric

geom

Hypergeometric

hyper

Logistic

logis

Lognormal

lnorm

Negative Binomial

nbinom

Normal

norm

Poisson

pois

Student t

t

Uniform

unif

Tukey

tukey

Weibull

weib

Wilcoxon ...

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