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J-Shaped Distribution

  1. Pankaj Ghosh

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470011815.b2a10063

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

How to Cite

Ghosh, P. 2005. J-Shaped Distribution. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 4.

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  1. Brentwood, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005


This is a probability distribution or frequency distribution shaped roughly like a letter J or its mirror image, with highest frequency at one end of the range. Formal characterizations are given, relating to the characteristic function.


  • probability;
  • frequency;
  • Khinchin;
  • characteristic function