Bates Distribution

I have been playing with MacOS’s grapher application. It is free and works really well, to understand the Bates distribution (compared to Normal / Gaussian).

As an intermediate step I plotted the following which I find quite cute:

Here is the normal distribution plotted against the Bates distribution.

Here are the two equations and the plot params (we used n= 4

The plot goes wild for x>1 or x<1 – it almost looks chaotic.

Here it is again for n=7


One Reply to “Bates Distribution”

  1. I forgot to say what the distribution was. From Wikipedia:
    In probability and statistics, the Bates distribution, named after Grace Bates, is a probability distribution of the mean of a number of statistically independent uniformly distributed random variables on the unit interval.

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