CHAPTER 6

Probability Distributions

In Chapter 6, you will learn how to use R for several important probability distributions. We cover the binomial distribution, the Poisson distribution, the normal distribution, the *t* distribution, the F distribution, and the chi-square distribution. R uses a standardized method for naming the functions associated with each of these, so that it is easy to remember them. We use the letters *d* (for density), *p* (for probability), *q* (for quantile), and *r* (for random) to preface the function, so for the normal distribution, dnorm returns the density, pnorm returns the probability associated with an area under the ...

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