29. Lognormal Distribution

  1. Catherine Forbes1,
  2. Merran Evans1,
  3. Nicholas Hastings2 and
  4. Brian Peacock3

Published Online: 16 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470627242.ch29

Statistical Distributions, Fourth Edition

Statistical Distributions, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Forbes, C., Evans, M., Hastings, N. and Peacock, B. (2010) Lognormal Distribution, in Statistical Distributions, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470627242.ch29

Author Information

  1. 1

    Monash University, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Albany Interactive, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Brian Peacock Ergonomics, SIM University, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470390634

Online ISBN: 9780470627242

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Keywords:

  • lognormal distribution, applicable to random variables - constrained by zero, large values;
  • application of logarithmic transformation to data - data approximated by symmetrical normal distribution;
  • variate relationships, lognormal variate - with median m and with σ denoting standard deviation of log L expressed by L

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Variate Relationships

  • Parameter Estimation

  • Random Number Generation