The Exponential Distribution

The waiting time to observe the occurrence of an event in a Poisson process with intensity is a random variable that follows the exponential distribution with parameter (which must be positive). The exponential distribution is a special case of the gamma distribution with parameters and . The red vertical segment marks the mean of the distribution.


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