# Truncated and Non-truncated distribution

• Jul 26th 2009, 06:56 AM
roshanhero
Truncated and Non-truncated distribution
I am pretty clear about the truncated distribution as the omission of the unimportant variate values from the given probability distribution.However I want to know more about the differences between the truncated and non-truncated distribution.I googled it but to my despair got nothing about non-truncated distribution.
• Jul 26th 2009, 06:19 PM
matheagle
I'm not at all 'clear' on what.........

I am pretty clear about the truncated distribution as the omission of the unimportant variate values from the given probability distribution

means.
• Jul 27th 2009, 05:37 AM
roshanhero
Simply I don't know much about non-truncated distribution and I couldnot find much about it on the net.
• Jul 27th 2009, 05:47 AM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by roshanhero
Simply I don't know much about non-truncated distribution and I couldnot find much about it on the net.

The non-truncated distribution is just the distribution.

CB
• Jul 27th 2009, 05:52 AM
roshanhero
But what kind of?
• Jul 27th 2009, 05:57 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by roshanhero
But what kind of?

CB
• Jul 27th 2009, 06:10 AM
roshanhero
I calculated the mean and variance of the binomial and poisson distribution truncated at X=0.I was asked by my professor to write the differences between truncated and non -truncated distribution,however I don't know about the later part.
• Jul 27th 2009, 06:40 AM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by roshanhero
I calculated the mean and variance of the binomial and poisson distribution truncated at X=0.I was asked by my professor to write the differences between truncated and non -truncated distribution,however I don't know about the later part.

He is asking for the mean and variance of the corresponding binomial and Poisson distribution (that is with the same parameters but without the truncation - look them up on Wikipedia).

CB