ExpectedValue

As of Version 8.0, has been superseded by Expectation and NExpectation.


gives the expected value of the pure function f with respect to the values in list.


gives the expected value of the function f of x with respect to the values of list.


gives the expected value of the pure function f with respect to the symbolic distribution dist.


gives the expected value of the function f of x with respect to the symbolic distribution dist.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • For the list , the expected value of f is given by .
  • For a continuous distribution dist, the expected value of f is given by where is the probability density function of dist and the integral is taken over the domain of dist.
  • For a discrete distribution dist, the expected value of f is given by where is the probability mass function of dist and summation is over the domain of dist.
  • The following option can be given:
  • Assumptions$Assumptionsassumptions to make about parameters
Introduced in 2007
(6.0)
| Updated in 2008
(7.0)