Bernoulli distribution

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Bernoulli distribution


[After Jakob Bernoulli.]
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Noun1.Bernoulli distribution - a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success
distribution, statistical distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
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Thus, X [member of] Bern(p) and we have generated a Bernoulli random variable.
That is, twice the variance of a Bernoulli random variable (the same relationship as the one existing between variance and quasivariance, on the one hand, and both squared pairwise differences means, on the other, in the case of quantitative variables).
The result is a Bernoulli random variable which, over repeated trials, generates a binomial random variable.