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From Al Chou <>
Subject RE: [math] Questions regarding probability distributions
Date Wed, 20 Oct 2004 01:20:15 GMT
--- Phil Steitz <> wrote:
> Frank,
> After reading carefully again and thinking about some practical examples, I
> agree that the current framework has a fundamental and unecessary limitation.
>  The "point mass at 0, continuous beyond 0" example below does occur in
> practical applications (e.g. component lifetimes, 0 = defective).  As I said
> in a previous post, the distributions package was designed to house commonly
> used "parametric" distributions like the ones that are implemented now; but
> there is no reason that the framework could not be used to support any kind
> of distribution.  Therefore, since the change to add a base interface is
> small and does not really complicate the structure or client code, I am +0
> for adding it.  Any other opinions on this?

+0 from me as well.


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