# toward data sciencegamma distribution — intuition W r i t i n g

toward data sciencegamma distribution — intuition W r i t i n g

While the primary purpose of this assignment is for you to think about and work with statistical concepts, it is important after you complete your writing that you take the time to review and edit it for coherence, completeness, and grammar. You will be looking at each other’s work as a resource for your final two writing assignments. Using a grammar and spelling program such as Grammarly is highly recommended, as excessive grammar errors and incoherent writing will lower your grade. Download and use the CA 2.4 Template

to answer the questions for this assignment. Use ONLY words (no formulas, no equations, and no symbols) to answer the following questions:

1. Define in your own words what a continuous random variable is? Think of 3-5 things that are continuous variables? Think of 3-5 things that are discrete variables?
2. What is the probability density function?
3. What is a cumulative distribution function?

Describe for the distributions below a) What they model? and, b) What the given elements are for each (i.e. event, sample, conditional/independent)? c) Then provide one example from your field* of how they could be applied (you may use sources to aid you but must have more than one, you may not quote them, and you must cite them):

4. Normal

5. Exponential

6. Gamma

7. Weibull

8. Lognormal

9. Beta