November 11, 2004

Continuous versus Discrete Distributions

Jeff Bilmes makes an excellent point about distributions and talking about them correctly. In particular:

An exponential distribution is a continous distribution.
A geometric distribution is the discrete version.

A gamma distribution is a continuous distribution.
A negative binomial distribution is the the discrete analog.
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