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 adj. Alternative capitalization of Gaussian
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
 adj. of or pertaining to Gauss{2}.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
 Pertaining to the mathematician Karl Friedrich Gauss, or to his discoveries.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
 adj. of or relating to Karl Gauss or his mathematical theories of magnetics or electricity or astronomy or probability
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There are some different flavors of random, such as gaussian or normally distributed, binomially distributed, Poisson distributed and the like.

'gaussian' blur and set the 'gaussian radius' to its max which is 15.

The result will be a new gaussian income density curve, broader and flatter, but just as efficient.
Atlas Left a Big Tip, Arnold Kling  EconLog  Library of Economics and Liberty

There is a countervailing trend to smear the left side of the density curve to the left, reestablishing a gaussian distribution.
Atlas Left a Big Tip, Arnold Kling  EconLog  Library of Economics and Liberty

Options markets have a volatility 'smile': the implied volatilities of the extremum strike prices are much higher than implied by gaussian distributions.
Nonnormal Distributions, Arnold Kling  EconLog  Library of Economics and Liberty

The selfreported height was skewed somewhere between one and two inches taller, but most dramatic was the 5'11 bin, which was about 25% smaller than what even the skewed gaussian would suggest.

With the grade inflation documented at any of the bond rating agencies, we might as well plot gaussian noise.
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If, among a population chosen at random, a degree of nongaussian (i.e. nonbellcurve) nature is found in the distribution of IQ, it is evidence that you are dealing with not one race, but two or more.
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I believe that I was sufficiently clear in my last post on why heredity causes a gaussian distribution in the expression of complex heritable characters.
What a Bunch of Apes! « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

I keep thinking that this would be a natural application for an asymmetrical gaussian smoothing window (with a harder taper on the leading edge and gentler on the back end) that contracts exponentially as you approach election day.
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