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rainman2354
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Finding PDF with std deviation, mean and skewness
« on: Oct 15^{th}, 2004, 12:07am » 
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I'm stuck on a problem where I am trying to find the probbability density function. Anyone know a formula to get it given values for standard deviation, skewness coefficient, and mean?

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towr
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Re: Finding PDF with std deviation, mean and skewn
« Reply #1 on: Oct 15^{th}, 2004, 1:03am » 
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I think that to get the exact PDF you will need all the (central?) moments, not just those few derivatives.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_%28mathematics%29 At best you can get some approximation. You can probably make a skewed sort of normal distribution

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