[R] A somewhat off the line question to a log normal distribution
siegfried.gonzi at stud.uni-graz.at
Thu Dec 2 10:18:10 CET 2004
Oh yes I know it isn't so much related to R, but I gather there are a
lot of statisticians reading the mailing list.
My boss repeatedly tried to explain me the following.
Lets assume you have got daily measurements of a variable in natural
sciences. It turned out that the aformentioned daily measurements follow
a log-normal distribution when considered over the course of a year.
Okay. He also tried to explain me that the monthly means (based on the
daily measurements) must follow a log-normal distribution too then over
the course of a year.
I somehow get his explanation.
But I have measurements which are log-normal distributed when evaluated
on a daily basis over the course of a year but they are close to a
Gaussian distribution when considered under the light of monthly means
over the course of a year.
Is such a latter case feasible. And if not why.
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