The Log-normal Distribution

Bigelow JH (1975). The Log-normal Distribution. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-75-120

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Abstract

The purpose of this brief note is to share some very simple observations concerning the log-normal distribution. I have found this distribution useful chiefly for two reasons. First, it describes a non-negative random variable, such as the time between two events, or the concentration of a pollutant. Second, the log-normal distribution can have any coefficient of variation between zero and infinity. This is not true of other positive distributions, such as 'the gamma and beta distributions.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 17:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/308

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