Probability distributions
Given that there are two types of random variables (discrete and continuous),
we have two types of distributions:
1. Discrete probability distributions, and
2. Continuous probability distributions (also known as probability density
function, or density function, or just density).
Examples of discrete probability distributions:
a. Uniform
b. Binomial
c. Poisson
d. Hypergeometric
e. Others
Examples of continuous probability distributions:
a. Uniform
b. Normal
c. Exponential
d. Gamma
e. Others
References:
Anderson, D.R., D.J. Sweeny, and T.A. Williams (1999): Statistics for
Business and Economics. South--Western.
Mood, A.M., F.A. Graybill, and D.C. Boes (1974): Introduction to the Theory of
Statistics. Third Edition. McGraw-Hill.