beta distribution


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beta distribution

[′bād·ə dis·trə′byü·shən]
(statistics)
The probability distribution of a random variable with density function ƒ(x) = [x α-1(1-x)β-1]/ B (α,β), where B represents the beta function, α and β are positive real numbers, and 0<x<1. Also known as Pearson Type I distribution.
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The beta distribution is parsimonious and flexible when applying expert judgments.
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