(Article of periodic en Allemand - 1980)

Document title

Die Verwendung von Wahrscheinlichkeits-verteilungen in der Geographie. (L'application des distributions de probabilité en géographie)

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Starting from a general characterization of the theoretical probability-distributions first of all the discrete distributions are dealt with. The continuous distributions will follow in a further article. In the first part of this paper the function of probability and distribution is demonstrated. The author chooses the probability-distribution as an example for the number of conveyances to a centre. In the following the characteristics (moments) of the discrete probability-distribution are explained. Some special probability-distributions can be used in geography, these are the zero-one-distribution, the binomial distribution and the Poisson distribution. The author gives some examples for the application of these. The Poisson distribution is recommended especially for the economic geography.


Article of periodic

published at : Geographische Berichte Gotha

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 25, no2 [pp. 113-122]

Bibliographic references : 7 réf.



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