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    statistics notation help

    in the chapter for normal distributions, it has a function in the formula exp[ ]. with x -mu in it. at first i thought this meant exponent, but its not. any ideas what this means?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubulus View Post
    in the chapter for normal distributions, it has a function in the formula exp[ ]. with x -mu in it. at first i thought this meant exponent, but its not. any ideas what this means?
    expectation.. Exp[X-mu] will be the expectation value of X-mu..
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    i found it actually... exp(b) means e^b who would have thought? this book suuuucks
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    yeah, i found it in my notes to..

    i forgot that E[] is the notation for expectation value and not exp.. so, it is just simply the exponential function..
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