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Topic: log normal?
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Axel Vogt

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Re: log normal?
Posted: Jan 1, 2013 6:17 AM
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On 27.12.2012 06:00, RichD wrote:
> Ocasionally I come across somethign called log
> normal, and I wonder, what is the purpose?
> The normal distribution is natural, but the log of that,
> seems unnatural, and unintuitive.
> Can anyone elaborate on its use?

Why not looking into Wikipedia or NIST first?


Roughly: when one wants to consider relative changes, where
relative is not done in percentage, but using logarithm.

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