# Wolfram Language & System 11.0 (2016)|Legacy Documentation

This is documentation for an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
BUILT-IN WOLFRAM LANGUAGE SYMBOL

# FindDistribution

FindDistribution[data]
finds a simple functional form to fit the distribution of data.

FindDistribution[data,n]
finds up to n best distributions.

FindDistribution[data,n,prop]
returns up to n best distributions associated with property prop.

FindDistribution[data,n,{prop1,prop2,}]
returns up to n best distributions associated with properties prop1, prop2, etc.

## ExamplesExamplesopen allclose all

### Basic Examples  (2)Basic Examples  (2)

Create a list of uniformly distributed random integers:

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Find the underlying distribution from the data:

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Generate data sampled from an exponential distribution:

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Find the best distribution from the data:

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Compare the PDFs for the original and estimated distributions:

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Return the best three distributions:

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Compare their Bayesian information criterion and Akaike information criterion values:

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