An Improved Condensation Procedure in Discrete Probability Distribution Calculations

Publication Date Mar 31, 1987 by Kaplan S., Lin J.C.

A "vertical" condensation scheme for discrete probability distribution (DPD) calculations is presented as an alternative to the earlier "horizontal" scheme, an example of which was presented recently by Kurth and Cox. When applied to DPDs over a space of curves, the vertical condensation results in a "regularization" of the "spaghetti" of curves that results from combination operations on such DPDs.

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On the Method of Discrete Probability Distributions in Risk and Reliability Calculations–Application to Seismic Risk Assessment

Publication Date Sep 30, 1981 by Kaplan S.

If the point of view is adopted that in calculations of real-world phenomena we almost invariably have significant uncertainty in the numerical values of our parameters, then, in these calculations, numerical quantities should be replaced by probability distributions and mathematical operations between these quantities should be replaced by analogous operations between probability distributions.

Sep 30, 1981

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