The Degenerate distribution
[this page  pdf  back links]
The degenerate distribution characterises a distribution
involving a single outcome. It can be viewed as the limiting case of many
common distributions in which the scale parameter tends to zero, so the
distribution function concentrates onto a single point. It is also called the
Dirac delta function.
Distribution name

Degenerate
distribution (can also be viewed as a discrete distribution)

Common notation


Parameters

=
location parameter

Domain


Probability density
function


Cumulative distribution
function


Mean


Variance


Skewness

Does not exist

(Excess) kurtosis

Does not exist

Characteristic function


Nematrian web functions
Given its degenerate form, no functions relating to the
above distribution are accessible via the Nematrian
web function library. For details of other supported probability
distributions see here.
NAVIGATION LINKS
Contents  Prev  Next