Gaussian Distribution

The Gaussian distribution is defined as the normal distribution - a bell-shaped function. The normal distribution (the term first used by Galton, 1889) function is determined by the following formula:

f(x) = 1/[(2*p)1/2 * s] * e**{-1/2*[(x-m)/s]2}

- < x <

where

m

is the mean

s

is the standard deviation

e

is the base of the natural logarithm, sometimes called Euler's e (2.71...)

p

is the constant Pi (3.14...)

For a complete listing of all distribution functions, see Distributions and Their Functions.