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Unimodal vs. Bimodal Distribution

Unimodal vs. Bimodal Distribution

Author: Ryan Backman

This lesson will explain distributions with one or more modes.

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Notes on "Unimodal vs. Bimodal Distribution"


(0:00-0:44) Discussion of Unimodal vs. Bimodal Distributions

(0:45-0:55) Definition of Unimodal Distribution

(0:56-1:01) Definition of Bimodal Distribution

(1:02-1:26) Discussion of Context

(1:27-2:15) Discussion of Origins of Bimodal Distributions

(2:16-2:59) Definition of Multimodal Distributions

Key Terms
Unimodal/Single-Peaked Distribution

A distribution where one value or bin contains more data than the other values or bins.

Bimodal Distribution

A distribution where there are two distinct values or bins that contain more data than the others, usually separated by a gap.

Multimodal Distribution

A distribution where there are many values or bins that contain more data than other nearby bins, usually separated by gaps.