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    Hello everyone,

    Can anyone please tell me some real life examples, maybe with a bit of explanation for the following distributions: normal, exponential, student and chi-squared?

    I guess this is a breeze for you but I'm stuck.

    The examples can be from any domain, maybe something representative for these distributions?

    Thank you for reading!

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    Re: Real life examples for the following distributions

    You should first search in Wikipedia. Also use google. There are lot of article available.
    for eg: Normal distribution.. see the link below
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_...umed_normality
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    Re: Real life examples for the following distributions

    Normal pops up a lot. You can read wikipedia for that. Exponential is useful for modeling waiting times. So if you're working a counter somewhere the time between arrivals can be thought to follow an exponential distribution. Chisquare crops up a lot if we look at contingency tables.

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    Re: Real life examples for the following distributions


    You know I actually Googled and went to the library but I didn't think of using Wikipedia.
    I probably wasn't able to find examples because I'm not an English speaker and I didn't know how to Google it. I tried using real life examples, daily examples and stuff.

    Thank you!

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