probability distribution


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Recent Examples on the Web And in this case, there is simply no way to get that probability distribution using a classical computer. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Paper leaks showing a quantum computer doing something a supercomputer can’t," 24 Sep. 2019 The particular probability distribution being used must be chosen with care. Quanta Magazine, "Privacy by the Numbers: A New Approach to Safeguarding Data," 10 Dec. 2012 What if the probability distribution of letters is biased, so some letters are more likely than others? Quanta Magazine, "The Information Theory of Life," 19 Nov. 2015

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First Known Use of probability distribution

1895, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2019

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“Probability distribution.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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