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geometric_uncertain


Aleatory uncertain discrete variable - geometric

Topics

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Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): INTEGER

Default: no geometric uncertain variables

Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Required probability_per_trial Geometric distribution parameter
Optional initial_point

Initial values

Optional descriptors

Labels for the variables

Description

The geometric distribution represents the number of successful trials that might occur before a failure is observed.

The density function for the geometric distribution is given by:

\[f(x) = {p}{(1-p)^{x}}\]

where p is the probability of failure per trial.