bimodal distribution


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Fig. 65 Bimodal distribution . The peaks (or modes) represent the character values of height and weight for men and women.

bimodal distribution

a statistical pattern in which the frequencies of values in a sample have two distinct peaks, even though parts of the distribution may overlap. For example, the sexual differences between men and women for such characters as height and weight produce a bimodal distribution.
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Bimodal distributions provided the most optimal fit for each year of CSF A[beta] 1-42 concentrations (all P < 0.05).
There are two types of damage in rock materials with the bimodal distribution of CT numbers: damage caused by material defects (characteristic distribution parameters are [[lambda].sub.1] and [v.sub.01]) and void damage caused by dissolution of mineral particles (characteristic distribution parameters are [[lambda].sub.2] and [v.sub.02]).
Once the eigengenes with long tail or bimodal distributions are detected, SPLOM is generated.
* The bimodal distribution at the large population level poses interesting research questions that may be investigated in futre work: Does the majority of the population have near-evenly split fraction of miles between the different modes?
Our data suggested that this is not due to a mix of high-quality and low-quality physicians, which would have been evidenced by a u-shaped or bimodal distribution in physician-specific statin fill rates.
These results are in contrast to previous studies, which found a bimodal distribution in the size of male basistyli, dististyli, and total clasper length [26].
Using the beta-binomial model produced a less biased estimate of predicted VA reliance because this model's flexibility can fit this type of bimodal distribution better than other forms of regression (Chatfield and Goodhardt 1970; Heckman and Willis 1977).
The analysis of the marathon athletes' urine samples showed a bimodal distribution with peaks at 2-5 micrometers and 15-32 micrometers.
The frequency distribution of muscle [delta][sup.13][C.sub.V-PDB] can be described by a bimodal distribution (Fig.
The number of methods demonstrating a bimodal distribution of the results was determined.
Instead, he finds that, "While the point spread is a function of perceived outcome, the bimodal distribution [of the heavy favorites] suggests the outcome is, in part, a function of the point spread itself....