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1. n. [Reservoir Characterization]

The variation in the values of a one-dimensional data set. There are a number of readily recognized, possible distributions known to statistics, each with mathematical definitions. Statisticians may endeavor to find whether a dataset is a good fit to any of the recognized distributions. Some examples include

  • bimodal
  • Boltzmann chi-squared
  • general normal
  • Gaussian or standard normal (bell-shaped curve)
  • normal
  • Poisson
  • student's t.

See: Boltzmann probability distributionone-dimensional seismic dataPoisson distributionsequential Gaussian simulation

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