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discrete variable

[di¦skrēt ′ver·ē·ə·bəl]
(mathematics)
A variable for which the possible values form a discrete set.

discrete variable

See VARIABLE.
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The rth moment of a discrete probability distribution about X = 0 is defined by
Then for every sufficiently small positive [DELTA] there exists a discrete probability distribution q, such that [DELTA] ([g.sub.p] - [g.sub.q]) = [DELTA], and
Each loop of the stochastic simulation of accident position, say, loop j should start from sampling of the zone number k from the discrete probability distribution defined by the weights [p.sub.k] (Fig.
Generally speaking for discrete probability distribution functions there might not exist such a similarity score (range) at which the probability of type I error denoted by ER_I is exactly equal to the probability of type II error denoted by ER_II.
In order to give more sense to the vector [alpha] we generalize the maximum entropy problem to permit a discrete probability distribution to be specified and obtained for each [[alpha].sub.i] (APPENDIX E).
The author has also included an appendix that addresses discrete probability distribution models of the EPD approach commonly found in the literature.
Consequently, an econometric framework based on a discrete probability distribution is more appropriate.
Using the discrete probability distribution, expectation values can be calculated.

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