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Discrete Distributions

Compute, fit, or generate samples from integer-valued distributions

A discrete probability distribution is one where the random variable can only assume a finite, or countably infinite, number of values. For example, in a binomial distribution, the random variable X can only assume the value 0 or 1. Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox™ offers several ways to work with discrete probability distributions, including probability distribution objects, command line functions, and interactive apps. For more information on these options, see Working with Probability Distributions.