Discrete probability distributions
are used when the characteristic being investigated
is represented by an integer (count) value.
For example the score on a playing dice
can only be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.
A discrete distribution could be used to
show the probability of getting a particular
score on a single throw of the dice. If
only one dice was involved the distribution
would be uniform; there is an equal chance
of any score. If two die were thrown the
score could range from 2 to 12, with the
highest probability being a score of 7.
Examples of discrete distributions include
the Binomial
Distribution, the Hypergeometric
Distribution and the
Poisson
Distribution.
