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Derivation of Moment Formulas by Operator Valued Probability Generating Functions

Beda Chan
The American Statistician
Vol. 36, No. 3, Part 1 (Aug., 1982), pp. 179-181
DOI: 10.2307/2683175
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2683175
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Derivation of Moment Formulas by Operator Valued Probability Generating Functions
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Abstract

Probability generating functions evaluated on finite difference operators are used systematically to derive formulas for moments of discrete distributions.

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