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April, 1975 A Note on the "Lack of Memory" Property of the Exponential Distribution
George Marsaglia, Alberto Tubilla
Ann. Probab. 3(2): 353-354 (April, 1975). DOI: 10.1214/aop/1176996406

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The exponential distribution is often characterized as the only distribution with lack of memory. This note points out a stronger result: the exponential is the only distribution that is occasionally forgetful.

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George Marsaglia. Alberto Tubilla. "A Note on the "Lack of Memory" Property of the Exponential Distribution." Ann. Probab. 3 (2) 353 - 354, April, 1975. https://doi.org/10.1214/aop/1176996406

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Published: April, 1975
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

zbMATH: 0336.60017
MathSciNet: MR365821
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aop/1176996406

Subjects:
Primary: 60E05
Secondary: 62E10

Rights: Copyright © 1975 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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