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normal distribution

<statistics> (Or "Gaussian distribution", "bell curve") The frequency distribution of many natural phenomena such as the height of people of a certain age and sex. The formula looks something like:

		P(x) = e^(((x-m)/s)^2)


where P(x) is the probability of a measurement x, m is the mean value of x and s is the standard deviation.

(1995-03-18)


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