MomentGeneratingFunction

MomentGeneratingFunction[dist,t]

gives the moment-generating function for the symbolic distribution dist as a function of the variable t.

MomentGeneratingFunction[dist,{t1,t2,}]

gives the moment-generating function for the multivariate symbolic distribution dist as a function of the variables t1, t2, .

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Examples

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Basic Examples  (3)

Compute the moment-generating function (mgf) for a continuous univariate distribution:

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The mgf for a univariate discrete distribution:

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The mgf for a multivariate distribution:

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Scope  (5)

Applications  (3)

Properties & Relations  (5)

Possible Issues  (2)

Neat Examples  (1)

See Also

Moment  Expectation  CharacteristicFunction  CentralMomentGeneratingFunction  FactorialMomentGeneratingFunction  CumulantGeneratingFunction  GeneratingFunction

Introduced in 2010
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