Objects of class /probab/ gives the possibility to store in a standardized way, important pieces of information about a probability distribution: the family, the support, and possibly the truncation interval. This a basic object not to be handle by end-users. Notice that no slot is devoted to the name of the described node. It is used in /distri/ and /nod/ objects.
Objects can be created by calls of the form
character(1) giving the
the type of distribution like 'beta' or 'normal'. The possible
families are stored into the constant
Object of class
"numeric" giving the
truncation interval for the
normal family, the support and
the truncation intervals for the
families, and the limits defining the categories for the
print8probab for the details.