Characterizations of a discrete normal distribution.

Adrienne Winifred Kemp

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

58 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The paper obtains a discrete analogue of the normal distribution as the distribution that is characterized by maximum entropy, specified mean and variance, and integer support on (-infinity, infinity). Two alternative characterizations are given, firstly as the distribution of the difference of two related Heine distributions, and secondly as a weighted distribution. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Statistical Planning and Inference
Volume63
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 1997

Keywords

  • maximum entropy
  • most probable distribution
  • discrete normal distribution
  • Heine distribution
  • weighted distribution
  • HEINE

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Characterizations of a discrete normal distribution.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this