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Default Discrete Distributions

I typed up these tables to help me memorize the discrete distributions. I started each study session by filling in everything I could remember, then reviewing the things I didn't remember. I did the same with the continuous distributions, but I can't find the file

I found that knowing all the distributions like the back of my hand was somewhat helpful during the exam, but not nearly as helpful as having done tons of problems.
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In the formula for Variance of Uniform you have a mistake, the term you are subtracting should be I believe. Also, at least for me, where it says it's coming out weird, is that supposed to be ?
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In the formula for Variance of Uniform you have a mistake, the term you are subtracting should be I believe. Also, at least for me, where it says it's coming out weird, is that supposed to be ?
I agree with both of these comments. Also, I don't find it useful to have a formula for the variance of random variable that is uniformly selected from an arbitrary set of n elements, but I can see it being useful to have a formula for the variance of a discrete uniform[1,n] random variable. (I don't actually know what that variance is off the top of my head, so I obviously don't find it that useful, but I do find it useful to know that the variance of a uniform[0,1] random variable is 1/12.)
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In general the variance of U[a,b] is I think.
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In general the variance of U[a,b] is I think.
In the continuous case, yes. This follows immediately from the fact that the variance of U[0,1]=1/12 and a U[a,b] is a shifted and rescaled U[0,1]. The discrete case has a correction factor and so it isn't just n^2/12.
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In general the variance of U[a,b] is I think.
In the continuous case, yes. This follows immediately from the fact that the variance of U[0,1]=1/12 and a U[a,b] is a shifted and rescaled U[0,1]. The discrete case has a correction factor and so it isn't just n^2/12.
Ah you're right, the variance for discrete is is
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