Principles of Design #55 – Normal Distribution

Feb 24 2014 Published by under design

Normal distribution is used to describe any set of data that forms a symmetrical bell-shaped curve when plotted, and comes from the work of Karl Friedrich Gauss, and hence is also known as the Gaussian distribution or bell curve. Such distributions are found commonly in nature: annual temperatures and student test scores are two examples. The bell-shaped curve that results from plotting such measurements shows a small number of cases at the extremes and a large number of cases in the middle of the curve. Read more »

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