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Frequency Curves

Extremes and Environmental Risk

  1. J.R.M. Hosking

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vaf017.pub2

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Hosking, J. 2013. Frequency Curves . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 3.

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  1. T J Watson Research Center, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


The fundamental property of a random quantity X is the frequency with which its possible values occur. A frequency curve is the graphical representation of this distribution of frequencies.