Exponential Probability Distribution Family

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Am Exponential Probability Distribution Family is a probability distribution family that is restricted to exponential functions (composed of exponential probability functions).



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  • http://turing.une.edu.au/~stat354/notes/node57.html
    • QUOTE: The exponential family of distributions is a one-parameter family that can be written in the form [math]\displaystyle{ f(x;\theta)=B(\theta)h(x)e^{[p(\theta)K(x)]}, \, a\lt x \lt b, \text{ (7.3)} }[/math] where [math]\displaystyle{ \gamma\lt \theta\lt \delta }[/math]. If, in addition,
      • (a) neither [math]\displaystyle{ a }[/math] nor [math]\displaystyle{ b }[/math] depends on [math]\displaystyle{ \theta }[/math],
      • (b) [math]\displaystyle{ p(\theta) }[/math] is a non-trivial continuous function of [math]\displaystyle{ \theta }[/math],
      • (c) each of [math]\displaystyle{ K'(x) \not\equiv 0 }[/math] and [math]\displaystyle{ h(x) }[/math] is a continuous function of [math]\displaystyle{ x }[/math], [math]\displaystyle{ a\lt x\lt b }[/math],
    • we say that we have a regular case of the exponential family.

      Most of the well-known distributions can be put into this form, for example, binomial, Poisson, geometric, gamma and normal