Distributome - An Interactive Web-based Resource for Probability Distributions. The Probability Distributome Project is an open-source, open content-development project for exploring, discovering, navigating, learning, and computational utilization of diverse probability distributions. A probability distribution is a function that assigns probabilities to events. For example, flipping a fair coin generates 2 possible equally likely outcomes (head and tail), and rolling a single loaded 6-face die generates 6 possible outcomes, each having a chance to be observed proportionally-equal to the die’s loading factors. Usually, a probability distribution function is defined in the context of a random variable, or a vector, and provides likelihoods that the random variable may be observed within a specific sub-set of the space of its possibilities. For instance, throwing a dart at a dartboard generates a score (integer value), indicating the landing location’s proximity to the center of the dartboard (bulls eye), which naturally leads to a definition of the probability distribution of the dart landing in a specific area.
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- Dinov, Ivo D.; Siegrist, Kyle; Pearl, Dennis K.; Kalinin, Alexandr; Christou, Nicolas: Probability \itDistributome: a web computational infrastructure for exploring the properties, interrelations, and applications of probability distributions (2016)