@MISC{Lurie_standard, author = {Dan Lurie and Lee Abramson and James Vail}, title = {Standard}, year = {} }

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These endpapers provide a convenient summary of most of the distributions that are used in this book. The density (for continuous variables) or the probability function (for discrete variables) is shown along with its mean and variance. The density or probability function is zero outside of the listed range. We also refer to the section in which the distribution is discussed and to the associated quantile table in the appendix, if applicable. Striving for internal consistency in this book has meant that we have made some changes in the notation used in much of the modern statistical literature. We use y to denote the running variable for each distribution shown. This notation differs from that used in the text for some distributions, where we use a more conventional notation. Specifically, we use Z, t, and χ 2 to denote the standard normal, Student’s t, and the chi-square distribution, respectively. The distributions in these endpapers are shown in the order they are presented in the book. (Continued on back flyleaf)