
Re: What's "a Gaussian."
Posted:
Nov 30, 2013 12:25 PM


On 30 Nov 2013 16:09:11 GMT, Bart Goddard <goddardbe@netscape.net> wrote:
> >In a paper I'm reading, the author is counting some >finite sets of integers. Then has the phrase, >"the distribution of the number of <things> >converges to a Gaussian." > >My reaction is, "A Gaussian _what_?" Is this terminology >common (I can find only one other paper on JStor with the >phrase "convergest to a Gaussian") and what does it mean >here? > >I just need a hint. My best guess is that he means that >as n > oo, the discrete distributions approximate a >normal curve,
It seems incredibly likely that that's what he means.
>but I have not been able to verify that. > >B.

